When worldly men see a crowd, each sees something different. The educator sees potential students. The politician, potential voters. The merchant, potential customers. Each sees them with the thought of the way he can profit from them. Jesus never exploited any man for His own benefit. “When He saw them he had compassion on them.” And soon that compassion would lead Him to the cross.
Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare. Do we have eyes that see? (J. Oswald Sanders in Spiritual Discipleship)