Tuesday: August 4th, 2020
Matthew 15:14 Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
In jungle warfare, the use of traps of all kinds come in really handy: among other ingenious ploys, trenches are dug for ambushing or dry wells may be covered with leaves. For an enemy, this is an absolute nightmare because you always wonder ‘what tactic might be next?’ In particular, falling into a pit presents a massive disadvantage because there is a significant degree of effort required to climb back out, that is, if you survive the fall itself.
You are also tactically disadvantaged because anyone on higher ground has an edge over you. So in effect, you have very little protection. For this very reason, individuals with expertise in particular terrains are employed to guide any advance and the minimum requirement as a guide is to be able to ‘see’, at least in the literal sense of the word. A guide with no sight is unhelpful.
That is the point Jesus highlights today -‘if a blind leads the blind, they will both fall into a pit’. Thus, both are disadvantaged on many sides. Don’t take this literally because the key message is that of COMPLEMENTATION because if one can see, they will both stand a better chance of avoiding the pit.
Sweetheart, what you don’t have, another does and so put together, they make up for the weaknesses of the other. There is a reason to the apparent randomness and dissimilarity when creating teams because it is expected and becomes a necessity for success that each member understands what skills or traits they have, what they don’t have as well as what others possess. So that working together, they will synergise and harmonise these traits to achieve great things.
Remember # Your smile looks good on your face, so don’t forget to wear it today.