What about Selfies?

“Love your neighbor as you do yourself.” Matthew 19:19

My "selfie"

My “selfie”

Until recently, the term “selfie” didn’t exist. Now, thanks to phone and tablet cameras, people are selflessly doing selfies and plastering them on social media. Personally, I’m not that fond of looking at myself to take self-imposed photos and sharing them with who knows how many people on Facebook.

One of the craziest selfies I’ve ever seen is one in which a person photoed herself every morning for thirty days before doing hair and makeup. The same person followed it up with what I consider a “glamor shot.” I believe this person truly loves herself, because no one other than my husband and choice best friends see me without the hairspray and mascara treatment.

God wants us to love ourselves so that we can love others. That makes sense. I wonder what hurts lie deep beneath the skin of some people that makes it impossible for them to love what reflects back toin the mirror — warts, wrinkles, wisdom spots, and all.

Lord, let us take selfies of our hearts and post the pictures in our minds. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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