How Christ saw humanity
Our Lord was hopeful about humanity. He always saw men the way he originally designed them. He saw through the surface, the grime and the dirt, the real man underneath. He never identified a person with sin. He saw sin as something alien and foreign, something that did not belong to a man, something that mastered him but from which he could be freed in order to be his real self. Just as every mother sees her own image and likeness beneath the dirt on the face of her child, so God always saw the divine image and likeness beneath our sin. He looked on us much the same way a bride looks on a bridegroom the day of marriage, and as a bridegroom looks on a bride: each to the other looks the best.