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Sunday, June 24, 2007

What is beauty??

Today I was asked to speak for a congragetion. I decided to speak about beauty, which I like to share parts of it with you.

What do you think of as beautiful? What is beauty?

When we go to bookstores and shops we see shelfs covered with magazines with very beautiful people, homes, food and all the great things that the world has got to offer us. The world concentrates mostly on aspects of the beauty that is visible, but much less on things that are not so eyecatching.

This is extracted from the Bible, Second Chorintians chapter 13:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

I remember back to 1996, when I attended a conference in Sweden, an English gentleman said something that has had an affect on me till this day. He was

talking about WISDOM, and kept on telling the participants to read the book of Proverbs. And I did. The more I read the book, which is full of wisdom and life guidance, the more I realise how much more I have missed out on what beauty is.

I too love the beautiful things of the world, dont get me wrong, but I try concentrating and dwelling on the deeper aspects of life, that has got to do with my inner soul, things that make my soul, mind and heart beautiful.


Hamed said...

Well done Elham; The Book of Proverbs is full of wisdom ; and I agree with you as I read it for first time ; I knew that I need more wisdom ....

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3


A servant of Lord

maryam said...

Dear Elham!
I think knowing something is one thing and doing it is another one. I've always been reading such books but sometimes I ask myself that how many of those proverbs are being used in my life? sometimes I think we just read without any serious attention!or even if we pay attention to the meaning but don't use them in the real life most of the time.