Sounds of my Writings: The Blind Spot
Like one driving in a vehicle, you feel safe, you are in control, and all the mirrors are correctly placed. You are moving at a good pace, and the classics are playing to a smooth rhythm. But, you are unaware that there is a “blind spot” that every vehicle and driver has. It’s a small area that most of us neglect, and at times it has avoided you, or you have avoided it.
It is still there, and if you have a good co-pilot he or she will be astute to warn you of it. They also are your watchman, a man or woman found within a thousand who has walked this journey with you in victory and in battle, and who represents the voice of God in your life. They hope that your blindness doesn’t obstruct your hearing as they hold alarmingly silent, watchful of its’ danger.
You have it, we have it, I have it, and our negligence will not eradicate its crack. For if only you can see through its opening, and the truth about its residence, you will avoid many pitfalls. Don’t neglect it’s subtleties so that you will not fall into being led, as the blind lead the blind. For it is there, and you need to be aware of it.
But all of a sudden wham, man, thank you, mam, it screams...I’m your blind spot why did you avoid me?
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 “Which ones?” he inquired.
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.