An old saying insists that love is blind. I dare to disagree. I think real love is not blind. But that’s the thing. Infatuation is blind. But real love is not. Real love is many things but not blind.
Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.(1 Cor. 13:4-7, CEB)
Real love doesn’t close its eyes from reality.
Real love sees me as I am and loves me anyway.
Real love sees Christ in others.
Real love asks -like Jesus- “what do you want me to do for you?”
Not “what can I get out of you/this relationship?”
Real love doesn’t seek its own advantage but the good of the other.
Therefore, imitate God like dearly loved children. Live your life with love, following the example of Christ, who loved us and gave himself for us. He was a sacrificial offering that smelled sweet to God. (Eph. 5:1-2, CEB)
We love because God first loved us. We can’t love apart from God but if we abide in God we are able to learn to love like him. When we are secure in God’s love we are able to love like Jesus. Then we are not trying to take advantage of each other. Then we are not first seeking our own good but the will of God. Maybe then also we might smell sweet to God like Jesus.
Thank you for your amazing love!
Thank you for loving us as we are.
Thank you for healing is with your love.
Empower us to love like you.
Enable us to recognize fake loves.
Energize us to serve you in love.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What do you think? Is real love blind?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live in love!
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