Beauty and Love

We have so mixed love with beauty and charm and sensuality and contact that we’ve robbed it of its higher call of cherishing and nurturing. (Late apologist)

So-called beauty pageants usually ask a serious question or two of the contestants, which seem to be merely incidental in determining the queen. It’s difficult to deny that it’s their physical beauty that wins the prize. The same can be said of shows where beauty determines who the guy or girl will fall in love with. It’s all the world’s misconception of beauty and love.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last (Proverbs 31:30) … Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty … or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Peter 3:3-4)