Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More Than Skin Deep

I try to avoid bumper-sticker theology. It is usually far too simplified to be of much use, and often is, at best, misleading. "God is my Co-Pilot" as an expression of one's dependence on Yahweh's guidance tends to put The Creator of the Universe in the wrong seat.

There are times, however, when a phrase shared in an email or an image posted on Facebook can really crystallize a concept and even generate meaningful thought.

Case in point: the following bit of wisdom...

There is no doubt the intent (in spite of missing three apostrophes) is to encourage those who, in the world's eyes, are ugly, old, and utterly ignorable, and it serves that purpose well (much like Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame). However, I realized there is another audience for which this message can be just as meaningful...if more of a challenge than an encouragement. Those who are young, beautiful, and talented need to know this message also.

Truth is..."The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." - I Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

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