Is Love Blind?
One of the most common sayings about love is that "love is blind." It has been used and abused. And most of the time, those who say it are clueless of what they are saying.
Let us use some logic in this statement.
1. Love is blind
2. God is love.
3. Therefore, God is blind.
Does that make sense?
To say love is blind is to say that God is blind and that is just non-sense. God has 20/20 vision. God's vision is so clear that it sees everything. So love has 20/20 vision as well. Love sees more not less, like God does.
Most of the time when we say "love is blind", what we are actually saying is "lust is blind" or "selfishness is blind." Yes, our selfishness and lust blind us. A selfish and lustful person only sees himself. The person of his obsession is just an "object" for personal gratification. Yes, lust is blind. Imagine a man walking around and looking at a mirror at the same time. He does not see his surroundings, only himself. To lose sight of everything except yourself is blindness indeed.
Love is not blind, it sees with great clarity. It sees beyond what the normal eyes sees.
"But the LORD said to Samuel: "Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the LORD looks into the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
Love sees the worst in us and love does not ignore it, but forgives it. Love sees what we could be, like God does. Love sees the butterfly in the caterpillar. It is the reason that we are all beautiful in the sight of God. God exist in eternity, where everything is present, no past or future. While we only see the caterpillar that we are now, God already sees the butterfly that we shall be.
Most of what we consider love is just plain selfishness. We think we are" in love" when we are actually "in lust" to use the other person to gratify ourselves. And after we get messed up, we shall excuse our bad decision by saying "love is blind."
Stop making "love is blind" an escape goat.
Love is clear as day.
Darkness is not dark for you, and night shines as the day. Psalm 139: 12.
So love with clarity.