Monday, September 19, 2011

Skin deep!

How beautiful it would be if all of us wore cloths such a way that the "gaze of the onlooker" remains naturally on our face. One who gazes the face is able to see and recognize far more than what meets the eye. Face is the window into the whole inner reality of a person.

On the contrary, if cloths make the onlooker gaze everywhere else [except the face], it tragically limits his perception "skin deep" and is being tripped into the vice of commoditizing (utilizing) the person for the gratification of lust and sensual entertainment.

Lust is the chewed up residue of "man's innate desire to give himself as a gift to the other" devoid of Love [God] or in other words, it is Eros minus Agape.

How unaware we are of the imminent danger of immodest dressing. The ready-made garment industry has  literally robbed us of our freedom to wear cloths of our choice. In the name of convenience we are forced to wear cloths that are designed with no moral obligation what so ever instead the focus unfortunately is on accentuating the sensuality of the human body [thus baiting ourselves to the claws of lust].

May the "Truth" awaken artists and entrepreneurs of fashion, resort to creating modest yet cool clothing for all, especially for our children.

In Roman Paul writes "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect" [12:2]

Gospel of John it says "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" [10:10]