My study of gluttony through this Lenten Season seems to have several paths all of which ultimately lead to the issue of vanity. How disturbing. (As Solomon said when he considered his incredible wealth and existence on earth, “All is vanity!” No one wants to be thought of as vain. Who chooses that? Vain is wrong, evil. Correct? And according to one of the wisest men who ever lived, it’s just everywhere and it’s the worst.) So for the past few days… no actually weeks… I’ve been considering what vanity is and how it impacts our lives as human beings.
Sunday night I watched the Academy Awards. It started with the Red Carpet… all these men and women dressed to the nines with tremendous jewelry and expensive hair. Even the men were in suits that cost thousands of dollars. I thought to myself, “Does this feel natural to them?” In a few months Hubby and I will embark on a cruise and the one thing I don’t want to do is dress to the nines, feel compelled to have my hair done and… well, you […]