This is a loaded topic, yet I have to compliment the author for handling this beautifully. She points out that in Greek modesty means being properly and orderly dressed as well as discretion or having a sense of shame. Basically, we are called to look nice, not frumpy but not disgraceful. I appreciate that the author leaves it to the reader to decide what this means. For me, this means I don’t feel uncomfortably exposed, but neither do I feel like I’m wearing so much clothing that I can’t function. Even in winter, when I layer for warmth, I try to keep it thin layers. Thick, bulky clothing just keeps me lying on the coach.
Inspiration I’ve Imbibed
Being modest is not just about what I cover up, but also being orderly and making an effort in my dress. To paraphrase the author, I shouldn’t feel proud or frumpy. I have often felt frumpy in the past but I need to be careful that I don’t combat that by becoming proud of NOT being frumpy. That isn’t the point.
Challenges I’ve Pursued
The author challenges us to re-examine our wardrobes and the motivations behind the various items of clothing. Why do we wear these things? Are our reasons honorable? We should make changes accordingly. I need to ask myself, does the way I dress line up with my personal values?
So we’re almost done with this challenge. Are you still getting dressed each day? Are you finding the joy that comes with it?