Truth beyond Beauty

Is beauty true? Yes. But it is fleeting. It’s not much more true than the weather. 

If someone is attractive, most anyone can pick them out of a lineup. It’s a quality that is hard to describe, but we know it when we see it.

So judging someone by their looks is not much different than judging them by the type of car that they drive. The current state is not indicative of the future. And in fact, that’s when beauty starts to fade, and become less true.

Beauty is true, but not for very long. If your confidence comes from your looks, you won’t be confident for very long. If you’re lucky, you’ll exist for a while after your looks fade. Where will your confidence come from?

While you will never be absolutely true, you can be true to yourself. Which is overstated, but never well-defined. Being true to your self is giving weight to the part of you that doesn’t change. The longer qualities have been a part of you, the truer they are. In the same way that time and reality are true to the universe as we know it, these qualities have been true of you. So if you can’t imagine realities without these qualities of yourself, you love them. And if you love the core qualities that make you you, you love yourself.

Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7


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