The Sight of Love

If you told a visually impaired person what the a painting was like, you might say “it is like soft music.” If you told another, you might say “it’s like soft velvet fabric.” When they discussed it with each other, they would go on and on, neither would have evidence. That’s okay.

If we were more honest with ourselves we might see our description of God, or heaven, or love is it would be clear our conversations are much the same. That’s okay too, we know like the painting, God is there.

What we do know is the indescribable feeling of love and warmth when another door of wisdom is opened and God shows us again and again why God is good all the time.

God is good when your life is being stripped down like bark from a cedar tree or when grandchildren are added to your family.

It doesn’t matter; we cannot explain what God is. Even Jesus chose to describe what the Kingdom of God was like, but not what God is.

What the two men with no sight do not see, they both know – that God is Love. That is also not tangible. We cannot put an “agreed-upon” definition of it in our dictionary. I know we all stand in agreement that we want more Love in our lives, but so many do not want God. Is it that people don’t want others who cannot see constantly describing what they truly do not know? Is it the voices that add up to a clanging cymbal? Because without Love in their descriptions, they are nothing.

So often we describe God, I’d ask, are we able to call upon a vision of God if we do not see what Jesus was like, if Jesus does not reside in our Hearts?

The Pope recently said, that the best representation of what it is to be a good Christian is to do what is contained in the beatitudes.

If you call yourself a believer, or even a disciple of Christ, just follow Jesus in this regard because I’d also say that our secular world are often showing apparent children of God how to live these scriptures better than we mistakenly believe we do.

Do it with love. Always, we should at least try to walk in love.

“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

I Corinthians 13:3 NKJV

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