What I’m about to say/post goes against the politically correct thought of the day.
Every woman is beautiful.
And to that I say … hogwash!
When God created the heavens and the earth, he declared them “good” and they were good. As Christians, we believe that sin entered the world shortly thereafter, causing all sorts of havoc and destruction, including the destruction of life itself. First, man (I use that term in the generic sense) died spiritually, followed by physical death.
And thus our need for a Savior.
But somewhere along the line, well-meaning Christians have bought into the lie that things are still “perfect” or that we should accept the ugly as beautiful. Wait a second! It started out beautiful … but it went downhill from there.
Built into every one of us is the innate discernment of beauty. It is what causes us to sigh at a beautiful sunrise or sunset. But, please, don’t be disingenuous and call every woman “beautiful.” I’m sorry (no, I’m not), but it just plain isn’t true! We KNOW what beauty looks like. We should be able to discern between the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly.
I’m sure the intent is to build up the individual. Quite commendable. But to do so with a lie is reprehensible. We can see through it, folks. We can see through it because we know there is beauty out there. Do you think that because someone does an expose of the Photoshopped models that we can’t see the difference between what is beautiful and what is not?
I am NOT saying that women are not intrinsically valuable, and that is what I think the current trend of “everyone is beautiful” is trying to say. So they have fallen into the trap they were trying to avoid. In essence, they are still saying that beauty equals value. We are of value to our Creator, and that is why He sent Jesus.
God loves us, even when we are ugly. THAT is the beauty of it.
P.S. Perhaps someone should also address the flip side of the coin. Men who are convinced they are handsome. Oy!