Monday, 14 February 2011
Hate is blind
On this Valentine's day one should be talking and reflecting on Love and I want to follow suite. Remember the old saying, 'love is blind?' Well, I was reading a devotion by Eugene Peterson today and he challenges us to reflect on the fact that love may be blind (in some cases) but not with God. God loves us unconditionally - that is not blindness, that is GRACE. God knows and sees all my faults and sins, but through Jesus Christ, God still chooses to love me. That's a miracle.
However, Peterson argues that it is rather 'hate that is blind!' When I harbour hatred and resentment in my spirit then I am blind to the good in others. When I allow hate to control my emotions then I am blinded to the good I should do.
I find this a challenging thought - what about you?
So, perhaps Love isn't blind after all - especially if we are referring to God's love.
Living in Grace,