Love Sees!

Titus 1:15
To the pure all things are pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are corrupted.

Adolf Hitler once remarked that if you repeat a big lie often enough people will believe it.  One of the biggest lies in the world is the old saw, “Love is blind.”  This is simply false.  Love, above all, sees.  Hatred is blind, to be sure.  A person filled with hate can see absolutely nothing good about the object of his hatred.  But love can see, not only sin, but the person behind the sin.  Those corrupted by hatred see black as black, then grey as black, and finally even white as black.  Those who are filled with love see, even in the blackest sin, the human being who is essentially distinct from his sins and for whom Jesus Christ died.  Today, purify your mind with love and seek to see others as God sees them, not as their sin distorts them.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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  • Guest

    This is a very powerful message.  My husband is a living example of this.  I can be a very challenging person at times, and I'm not the most attractive person in the world, but my husband sees right past that and loves me, thinks I'm beautiful, etc.  He is such a great witness to Jesus!

  • Guest

    Dear Mark, I know this is very hard for you to accept that you could actually be wrong in erasing my comments from you articles. You still owe Madonna an apology and make it snappy. P.S. Who is the puny human are you referring to yourself?In the Holy Love of God I am your brother in Christ and my name is Roy

  • Guest

    What a beautiful truth, Mr. Shea. 


    And thanks for sharing your beautiful comments, Claire.  I think you married one of the good guys!



    I could be wrong, but I do not believe Mr. Shea erased any of your comments. There are others associated with this site who delete posts when they determine it violates the forum rules.  You probably get a personal e-mail or a explanatory post on that thread if that happens. 

    There is no reference to Madonna or "puny humans" in this article. I am confident you can post what you want to say on another thread on the CE forum.