True Beauty

This morning I was thinking of advertisements regarding the perfect weight and size; then the perfect clothes and hair-style and cosmetic.  This goes on and on and on.  With all of the media focusing on comparisons of what beauty is.  Even compliments like “she looks like she did in school” which could have been years earlier.  Is there really a surprise that so many people are unhappy with the way they look?   This time of the year one would certainly not want to turn down food at loved ones homes for fear of hurting someone’s feelings.  Then they consider the weight they may put on.    Matthew 6:28,29 reads “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

The more one frets over his looks and size, the worse he looks physically.  True beauty is from within and includes love of oneself and others, gratefulness, generosity, kindness and humility.  This will be my thoughts today to put into practice.  Joy has nothing to do with how one looks.



One thought on “True Beauty

  1. Great perspective on our unhealthy emphasis on the physical and how it can outweigh (no pun intended) our sense of inner beauty. Love your biblical reference from Matthew. My thoughts also float to judgement, forgiveness, charity, gratitude/blessing. THANK YOU!


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