Sunday Selections

…our Lord promised that the beautiful thing she did would not be forgotten. When the disciples rebuked her, Jesus said: “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her” (John 12:6-9, emphasis added).

Amen. Millions more people have heard of Mary’s inner beauty than have ever heard of the latest reality show contest or beauty pageant winner. May we all follow in the footsteps of this woman whose character is known to us, but whose face and form were never described.

Read the full post by Carolyn McCulley at her Radical Womanhood blog.

2 responses to “Sunday Selections”

  1. Carolyn makes a great point (points)…why don’t we put the same effort into complimenting beautiful things and kind actions that represent the Inner beauty? I admit that I am quick to dish out a compliment on someone’s hair or jewelry, but do I ever compliment inner beaty?

    Well, there’s no time like the present.

    I think it’s beautiful the way you take every opportunity to point your kids toward Christ. I think it’s beautiful the way they pray before meals and they pray from their hearts. They learned that from u. I think it’s beautiful the way you write on napkins in lunch boxes and play and sing and dance to VBS songs. These things exemplify your inner beauty friend.

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  2. Dear Angie…

    We have never met. Any image we have shared, has only been one dimensional… a photograph of a time in the past.

    But yet, I believe that I can with great clarity describe the you I have come to know through these collection of words… strong, courageous – but tender and quiet. A beautiful follower of Jesus Christ – where ever that may take her. One secure enough to be vulnerable, honest, transparent.

    I have basked in the beauty of the words you have written here. You have shed light into dark places. I am blessed by your beauty.

    I believe in divine intersections… so it is of no surprise, that of the millions of blogs out there, the Father led me here…

    Thank you for allowing me to walk along the roadside with you, my far away friend. You are beautiful, indeed.

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