Guest Post: D.T. Osborn “Losing Beauty in the 21st Century” Part III : True Beauty is Eternal -- But Human Sensuality Marginalizes True Beauty

Guest Post: D.T. Osborn “Losing Beauty in the 21st Century” Part III : True Beauty is Eternal -- But Human Sensuality Marginalizes True Beauty

Special guest contributor D. T. Osborn of tiljournalism.com is back at it again with his“Losing Beauty in the 21st Century” series -- you can find part I and part II -- where he starts us off by explaining how people often overlook the more important and permanent aspects of the beautiful.  PS -- Stay tuned for Part IV coming soon!



HUMAN SENSUALITY MARGINALIZES TRUE BEAUTY

By our common, and human, all too human perception, we often find ourselves appreciating beauty for its temporal, fleeting and sensual characteristics.  

For instance we often worship external appearances while remaining ignorant to a deeper sense of spiritual beauty.

When a person reaches a certain age, most observers claim a person’s external features become less and less pleasing to the eye.  Skin sags and becomes more wrinkled. Hair falls out or turns gray, teeth are lost, and the posture is bent. Few consider this natural state truly beautiful.

Hence we have an everyday proof suggesting ordinary people regularly marginalize true beauty in favor of human sensuality.

And even when people aren’t obsessing over physical appearance, the other forms of beauty humans tend to praise is durable but not permanent and spiritual beauty.

For example when the ancient Greeks and Egyptians attempted to apply their conceptions of beauty to magnificent buildings and sculptures, which admittedly do still evoke wonder even thousands of years later, you’ll still find that these amazing structures fail to inspire a higher sense of permanent spirituality.

In other words the deep and lasting beauty of the spiritual permanence is impossible to observe from mere buildings and decaying skin.

So what then is needed to combat this evil trend of obsessing over shallow appearances?  Greater expressions of love and caring inspired by the love of Jesus Christ.

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