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Love is not blind

on February 9, 2015

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Love is not blind. Now beer goggles, beer goggles will make you blind, but love can see everything with a powerful clarity.

1 Corinthians 13 is still one of the best descriptions of love we have. I really like the KJV because it refers to “love” as “charity.” Early in my marriage it was very easy to say, “of course I love you, that’s a given, nobody should even have to bother saying it.” So, are you being charitable? Oh dear, now that’s an entirely different matter. Charity is benevolent goodwill, generosity and helpfulness, lenient judgment.

Today charity is pretty much thought to involve money or donated goods, but it is actually the benevolent goodwill of love. Charity as “lenient judgment” makes me laugh. That is not the absense of all judgment, not so open minded your brains fall out, “lenient” is actually to be merciful or indulgent.

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