“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
Most of us put on our face when coming or going, and at times, we have a face others have never seen. The one that explodes on to the scene in the form of an overwhelming “wakes up call.” Then there are the things that “go bump in the night.” (Evil thoughts, that’s so unlike us, etc….)
We wear our faces according to how we feel, at that time, and that can change in the blink of an eye, on numerous occasions, and without warning. Wait, there’s more: “Even a clown has a face, and claims to be a clown, but is he a clown on the inside?” I know he can see himself, but for the rest, it’s so hard to read his face.
“I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.” Jim Morrison.
Flaws are a part of life, be it the Clown or the Ring Master. No one is immune, so put on your best face, a Christ-like face and mean it…
Some of us hide behind cosmetic makeup, and some of us just put on a mean mug. A threatening look, some may not be able to reverse, so, “If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.” Criss Jami
We must realize whatever face we choose for the day, it will be the face that represents who we are, and who we want all to see. Will it be a true face or one with lying lips? Whatever the face, it will be up for scrutiny. (review) But more importantly, only we can make the call on what face we will wear for the day, or how many faces we will use throughout the day. Including the face that just happens. (surprised)
This may help in making that decision: “Virtue has a veil, and vice a mask.” Also, take into consideration, “Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lipstick shade will mask and ugly heart.” Anonymous
Take heed: Don’t let negative facial expressions dictate who you are, and make your enemies.
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.” Micheal Bassey Johnson
Thank you, Lord, for all you do, especially today concerning how we present ourselves before you, and with an attitude that is pleasing. In Jesus name, we pray.