Beauty

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  But God says “blessed is he who is blind and yet sees the beauty of all people”.

This world we live in today has an obsession with beauty, and it has been that way for a long time.  We admire those who are beautiful, not knowing a thing about them personally.  They could be evil sinners or they could be pillars of the community, but we don’t really care, as long as they are beautiful.

Case in point, watch your television news programs, and notice that the vast majority of the talent you see are beautiful physically, but what do we know about them as people. I have seen many of these beauties who couldn’t even speak if it weren’t for cue cards telling them what to say; but because they are beautiful we overlook their frailties.

How often in the common workplace does beauty come into play?  Imagine two men or women applying for the same job.  Both are equally qualified, the only discernible difference is their looks.  Who do you think gets the job?  Be honest.

We have beauty pageants in cities, towns, states, national and international.  We even have pageants for Miss Corn or Miss Cotton, etc.  Why not have pageants for best personality, or most knowledgeable or most friendly?

Why are we so cruel that we judge people based on their outward beauty without giving any thought to their inner beauty.  I will guarantee you it you take the time to talk with the average or less than average physically gifted, you will find a great number of wonderful people.  People you would love to call your friend.  People you may love to marry. People you would love to hire.

Next time, give the job to the average or less than average looking person and see what happens.  Let’s not judge, lest we be judged.

Mumbles says

God loves us all for who we are, not for how we look.

God’s Peace!

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