"Do not dress up for show: doing up your hair, wearing gold bracelets and fine clothes; all this should be inside, in a person's heart, imperishable: the ornament of a sweet and gentle disposition-- this is what is precious in the sight of God."
-1 Peter 3:3-4
If there's one addiction i find hardest to leave, that's got to be vanity. (As if i have any other long-standing addiction).
I have always known, even prior to coming across these verses, that the physical things the world looks at aren't the ones God values. But i'm stubborn when it comes to that. When i'm feeling insecure, the first things that come to mind are shopping sprees and reading magazines for tips on how to fix your hair etc. (Which i never really got to do. I mean, the fix-your-own-hair part. I don't even know how to put on makeup, beleive it or not!).
Right now i don't know what my take on this is. I mean, knowing how the mind can come up with rationalizations when there's cognitive dissonance... Next time perhaps i'd ask Fr. Jboy :)