The Conundrum of Colorblindness

In the natural world of humans,
colorblindness is a defect of vision:
the inability to discern certain hues
in the full spectrum of colors
visible to humans.

The absence or dysfunction
of red or green cone cells can cause
comical fashion faux pas
like mismatched socks or outfits,
or serious hazards
like not knowing
whether to stop or go
at a traffic light.

But in the social world of humans,
colorblindness is subverted
from a defect to a virtue:
the willful refusal to discern
the full spectrum of colors
visible in humans.

If, indeed, Jesus loves
all the little children of the world,
and they are precious in His sight—
red and yellow, black and white,

or if you subscribe to some other
higher power as the
architect of the Universe
who nevertheless created
humanity in a spectrum of colors,

then your colorblindness
is still a defect,
Not a virtue,
because your blindness to human color
is a denial of
an essential component
of humanity:

its colors!

And in so doing,
You deny the vision
and wisdom
of your
Higher Power.


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