In the name of God who is Merciful towards all creation and Especially Merciful towards believers
And when caravan set off, their father said “indeed I sense the scent of Joseph if you think me not dotard”. (94) They said “By God!, indeed you persist in your long and old error. (95) When the bringer of good news came, he cast it on his face so he gained his sight, he said “did I not tell you that I know from God what you know not”.(96) (Joseph, 94-96)
Joseph’s brothers were in his presence and yet they did not recognize him. The caravan was on its way bringing Joseph’s shirt and Jacob was able to recognize his scent from afar even though he was blind. This is what the power of love can do. Jacob could recognize Joseph’s shirt from afar with blind eyes through his love for him, but his brothers could not recognize Joseph despite being in his presence because of lack of love in their hearts.
Lack of love is worse than blindness and love is true eyesight.
By: Seyed Alireza Mousavi