Some call it fashion. Some say it’s trendy. The trend of wearing far less than necessary to cover what ought to be covered has caught on so strongly that it has become a subject for remonstration by ‘old school busy-bodies’.
That is how those who find nothing wrong with the practice see those who feel ‘irritated’ by it, to say the least.
Yes, some argue that people should wear what they feel comfortable in, and with. The same way people should drive any manner they like; not minding whether by so doing they place others at risk? One might ask.
These days, ‘dressed to kill’ has assumed a literal meaning. A few have perished in accidents caused by ‘lookery’ – gazing at a scantily covered body instead of the road. And a few have found themselves on the road to perdition straight from the pulpit after being forced to look lustfully at what has been covered scantily right there on the front row of the congregation. In those moments, the flesh becomes too weak even to mutter the damnatory ‘Get behind me Satan!’
So, how do you go about telling those guilty of the ‘offence’ to have a change of heart?
Here’s a story that might help:
Two young ladies arrived at a meeting wearing clothes that quite revealed their body parts. Here is what the Chairman did:
He took a good look at them and made them sit. Then he said something that they might never forget in a hurry. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “Ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hard to see, find or get.”
- Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.
- Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
- Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down.
He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique. You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too. So, when you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct extensive exploration.
First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally (legal marriage). But when you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you freely just like that. Keep your body deeply covered so that it invites professional miners to explore you.”
And you know what? Then you would have a nice price tag!
Source: Story and photo adapted from Facebook. Author unknown.
NP: Sounds reasonable but to those who don’t care, it’s all trash. Yet treasures do lay underneath trash.
What do you think?