Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
The speed of technological developments leaves me breathless. A few days ago I was awestruck when I learned of EnChroma glasses. These scientifically designed eyeglasses are for persons who suffer from color blindness. Over a year ago I remember the stunning brilliance of colors, which I enjoyed after my cataract surgery. In this case, tears came to my eyes as I watched videos of people of all ages suddenly being able to see the vibrancy and variety of colors which before they never had been able to see. Their monochromatic world suddenly came alive in a kaleidoscope of hues, adding beauty to their lives. Each color had its own dramatic role in creating a collage of depth, meaning, definition, creativity, charm, and elegance.
My soul quickly jumped to wishing someone could develop “EnChroma” eyeglasses to help all of us see, admire, appreciate, honor, and respect the variety of “colors” which make up the human race – each one the gift of God. The conflict, violence, divisiveness, and destruction rampant in our world would be cured if we would see and value the beauty of God’s colorful creation of all people. Oh, if only we could see that there is no one “color” of persons who is superior to another. Oh, if only we could possess that kind of “color blindness!”
Truth is: God has given us these “EnChroma” eyeglasses. All we need to do is to accept and live in God’s unconditional love of ALL people.