Love is Not Blind

"Some stupid people started the idea that because women obviously back up their own people through everything, therefore women are blind and do not see anything. They can hardly have known any women. The same women who are ready to defend their men through thick and thin...are almost morbidly lucid about the thinness of [their] excuses or the thickness of [their] head[s]. Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound, and the more it is bound, the less it is blind." (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy)

I just read this speech and I loved it. It's a little long, but definitely worth the time.

It's interesting to think about the different attitudes people have about life and how it's not bad to understand the difference between reality and the ideal, but there must be a balance in order to achieve real happiness.


tayloranne said...

Wow. I love this. Such a powerful statement. I'm not sure how I can add my thoughts to this except to say that it is true.
When you truly love someone, you are tied to that person and naturally when you spend that much time with someone their faults become apparent. Every one has them but isn't that what love ultimately means? Loving someone regardless of their weakness or so much that you're committed and willing to work through anything to help each other?
What a beautiful expression of the bond formed by such a relationship.

Bob Z. said...

We read this in my marriage prep class, it's a great one!