The Amateur Eye – Blindness

Blindness comes in life in many forms.  In chess play it can represent ‘playing without sight of the board and pieces during play.’  Tournaments have been organized for the blind but neither does it banish anyone from playing in a tournament who is sight impaired.

Helen Keller is famous.  She is both blind and deaf.  When asked what might seem to some a question like: Isn’t it just terrible to be blind and deaf?  Her response was the magic of Jesus’ and Biblical certainty.  Better to be blind and see with your heart; to possess two good eyes, yet see nothing.  Faith and contentment in one’s physical handicaps with raised spirit of goodness coming from it is a true miracle.  Recall what Jesus said: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5;6). Like Helen Keller, the famous entertainer Ray Charles lived the joy of inspiration.  He said: “I love to play chess.  You can wake me up at night and say, Hey, lets play some chess, and I get up and do it!

In my 79 years on this planet Earth I have come to believe that personal hardships, whether it be from disease or accident, the inspirational moments and experiences seen by the afflicted often are of a religious lesson in spiritual health and living. It is God’s way perhaps to make life worth living and reminds us that the Lord is our companion and in prayer, a loving confidant.

 

 

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One Response to “The Amateur Eye – Blindness”

  1. The Amateur Eye Says:

    Cary Cafourek

    Blindness comes in life in many forms.  In chess play it can represent

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