GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
You've met her. I've met her. We have all met, seen or known her at some point in our lives.
The external beauty.
The girl with the perfect complexion sans makeup. And the ideal build without ever having had to diet or exercise; small where she should be; not small where she shouldn't be. And hair so soft and shiny and all-at-once straight and bouncy that is always flows along the breeze like a kite.
The boys can't see straight for her. She is cosmetically perfect, or pretty darned close.
But then again, she is also willing the step on the neck of her own grandmother to get what she wants.
The thing about beauty is: it's more than just physical, you dig?
Sure, it'd be great to have skin that doesn't sag or crepe or hair that is both naturally dark and moves in the wind or eyebrows that never need plucked.
But, at least to me, it's more important to have a big heart than big...eyes, Capisce?
We homely-looking types might not ever make it to the cover of a magazine, but if you need us for anything at all, we've got you covered.
1 Jn 2:5 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Whoever keeps the word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him. Gospel Mt 23:27-32 Jesus said, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing..."