Yet "to the pure, all things are pure" (Titus 1:15). I love Merton's comment on this: "I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun!" And Lewis, too, when he writes: "There are no 'ordinary' people. You have never talked to a mere mortal."
We are, each one of us, a universe of wonder, deeply flawed to be sure, unfinished certainly...but still a master work of art of God's own making. We are with Him, partnered, co-creating who we are and will be. As such, we are tourists to one another. I do not know what lies in your deep heart any more than I know what it is to be Nepalese or see the world through the eyes of a Masai tribesman in South Africa.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:29-32)
May God help us all be better tourists with one another, especially when our worlds collide.