Beauty and youth are treasured so much to the point that even photos of young, beautiful women are airbrushed and photoshopped in magazines to remove even the slightest blemish. Companies advertise products like wrinkle creams and instant diet pills that will help us fit the societal image of beauty. Why are we so obsessed with this societal conception of beauty? One answer is because we are afraid of death, and the imperfect signs of aging our bodies’ naturally expose.
However, as Christians we do not need to be afraid of death. Yes, our body is important in this life, but what’s more important is what we do with our body. God has empowered each of us with different gifts to use to live out God’s word. At the end of our earthly lives, it does not matter what our physical body looks like, but rather what we did with our body to advance God’s purpose.
“Bare Seeds Wild From the Hot, Blind Earth”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
May 21, 2017