Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We Can't See God

What if we were all did not have sight? Or everyone in the world looked exactly alike. The reason I ask, as a Christian, our goal is not just to have faith in regards to what the bible tells us, but to actually build a relationship with God. Matthew 22:37 to 22:40 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. Ad the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. 

In our earthly life, don't base love primarily on the relationship, we base it on the infatuation we have with the person. We are attracted to this person through what we see, smell touch and the last thing which seems to be evaluated, but is the most important, is the relationship. We are asked to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul…", but how do we do this. Firstly, for men, it's a guy! Secondly, how can we have this Love without being able to sit down and talk with this person, go doing something with him. We don't know if this guys looks like Jabba the Hutt. So, what if God does look like Jabba, if we get the chance to meet God, are we going to shudder and go oooh, I can't love you. How many wonderful relationships have been made long distance and then when they finally see each other, it fizzles. Or why do we put pictures of ourselves on the internet so others can see what we look like. Is our love so flimsy that we can diffuse love with out eye sight?


God is asking us to be blind, to accept the relationship based on the relationship, no judgment, no expectation, unconditional love. It's kind of like those sex talk phone lines, we make the relationship happen on what we think they look like, but more so on how they look to us over the phone. Do they appeal to us sensually, do we have the relationship with them, are the two compatible? 

So, if we were blind, how would that effect our relationships in life? Cool guys might hang out with nerds, athletes hang out with the glee club and so on, because we don't bank our relationship with how we are seen, but in regards to how good of a relationship we have with the person.They say love is blind, love is not blind, sight makes us blind, because it is not love that makes us blind, it is infatuation with how we see the relationship helping us put a piece of the puzzle into the picture. Love is a binding relationship, one that does not forsake the other. Love is a friendship where you will do anything for them and they will do anything for you. Many people are married, but they do not love their spouse. Many married people would more gladly throw themselves down for a personal friend then they would their own spouse. And in truth, this is what God expects, based on Matthew 22:37:40.

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