What Meets the Eye

My words {or lack of them} have power. They of course influence how people see me, but they also impact how others see themselves and the world around them. You and I have a huge responsibility to use our words wisely … to point to Truth.

I’m sure we’ve all been told “fat talk” is bad. It causes us and the people we’re around to focus on the negatives about ourselves. It implies that our value is tied up in our appearance. that we’re lacking. that how we look is of utmost importance. that we’re nothing more than what we see. And that’s not true. There’s more to us than meets the eye.

We should silence the fat talk. But should we silence all talk about appearances? Some people seem to think so. No more negative comments about our {or others’} bodies and no positive comments. After all,  that’s like saying how we look is {still} of utmost importance and that we’re nothing more than what we see.

So no more references to appearance. At all.

In a way it makes sense. Our culture is so focused on appearance. Why add to the noise? Why bring up the subject that’s never put down?

To point to Truth.

We don’t need silence. We need truth. We need to show what it means to be thankful for the bodies we’ve been  given. to use this gift wisely. to be grateful for how it is now and still work toward making it stronger. to care for it in a way that brings attention to it’s Maker. to worship our Creator because of His marvelous design.

The truth that there’s more to us than meets the eye doesn’t mean we’re invisible. It means that we’ve been given bodies and something more.

“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

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