But what if I'm wrong--what if some people can't change? Or worse, they can change, but they won't.
You shall not discover truth by being blinded by faith.
I read that in Malinda Lo's "Ash" a few years back, and it sank right in. I was always taught, growing up, that everyone else out there, all those unbelievers were blind, lost. Wandering souls in darkness.
But the truth, my reality is, I feel like I was blind my whole life, until I became an "unbeliever". It wasn't until I stepped outside of my blind faith, I found myself blinking in the light, freer than I've ever been. And a sense of peace filled my heart.
What if someone we love never accepts who we are...and they think that by not accepting me they are loving me. What if they are blind to it. What if they never change.
I don't know what that relationship does to you after time. Do you just drift apart...at this impasse? Does one of you break down and give in? Which will destroy you: letting go of your faith, which you life is built on, or holding onto it? I don't expect everyone to have the same experience with me, and I honestly don't know the answer to that question.
|Blind faith by Forrest King|