Another one of those 'Top 20 most beautiful women in the world' list.
I saw Rihanna's name on one of them :|
I'm not saying she isn't beautiful... I'm just saying there are more deserving women that should be on those lists.
Haven't you ever looked through the various lists from '100 sexiest women/men alive' to '99 most beautiful people in the world' et co, and gone "Where is my neighbors niece in all these? Where is the fulani woman i bought fura de nunu from yesterday? heck... where am i in all these? Hollywood seems to be so flawed in their portrayal of beauty... I say this with love; but strip Beyonce of her stylist,personal trainer :), weaves and makeup(or we could leave her with the hair) and put her to stand beside Mama Nkechi's daughter. #enoughsaid
Unfortunately that would never happen, and so we have no choice but to believe what is put before us and get beat by this assault on our senses.(no denying she's fine)
You can imagine what aliens think when they pick up their subscription of GQ, or Cosmo or some magazine that has a "fine girl/boy, no pimple" list.
They must think earth is such a sad place to have these people representing our finest(Not saying they aren't beautiful. I’m just saying there are more deserving people. Don't get me wrong, deserving people make the list too) I mean Robert Pattison makes the list of finest men, even Eminem managed to sneak in on one of the lists, and your brother isn't on it... we don't dispute Denzel being on the list, but we question a couple of other names.
That’s why a beautiful girl would start doubting herself, and try to enhance her looks to be like someone, anyone that made the list. Only problem is, she ends up down playing her beauty. You really think if you stand beside Pipa Middleton, the aliens would pick her over you?
If the search light was broad enough, it’d shine in all the corners of the earth to bring out the most exotic and beautiful men and women ever… People that would knock out the top two hundred thousand beauties from their spots. Aliens idea of earths beauty, is limited to what the press in Hollywood has provided them with. Pity.
Same way, the world has an idea of what Christianity is about by what is available to them in the media… the Christians that are highlighted in the press. Thus a preconceived notion is formed from the flaws of those who have been portrayed as Christians.
All these makes people comfortable in dumping accusations on the Christians... we are portrayed as thieves, liars, scam artists... and the list goes on. Like the Most beautiful people list, some who claim to be representing Christ do not deserve to be out there. Paul says "Well then, if you teach others, why don’t you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal? You say it is wrong to commit adultery, but do you commit adultery? You condemn idolatry, but do you use items stolen from pagan temples? You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it. No wonder the Scriptures say, “The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you.” Romans 2:21-24(with emphasis)
But those of us on the sideline are saying "have you seen what we see? The true Christians." Just because they are not all in your face doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Just because your search light hasn't found them doing the good they do in their corners, doesn't mean they don't exist. Don't have a preconceived notion of what Christianity offers from the headlines you see in the papers "fake pastor impregnates 10 church members" "Priest molest little boys" bla bla bla bla
Are you one of those people that make others/aliens think "If this is what Christianity is about, then earth must be a very sad place?" Are you preaching Christ and living on the other side of your words? Are you one of those that cause people to say "and she calls herself a Christian"? Do “The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you"?
Are you amongst those that give meaning to the faith? Do people look at you and know you deserve the title you hold… are you worthy of the 'faithful Christians' list?
It's time to start living what we preach, to show the world why we are blessed to believe what we believe. To show what God's grace is about and how Jesus is our joy... To show the world that righteousness, peace, joy, love, hope, grace amongst other wonderful things are the fruits of our belief. To show them it's all worth it and make them desire to have and search for what we have in Christ.
***I still maintain that mama Nkechi's daughter would beat Beyonce hands down in a face off of the natural... I just haven't found Mama Nkechi or her daughter yet :)