walk with poise

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

This quote from Audrey Hepburn has really resonated with me over the last few days. I’m finding during these early days of lent that as I look more to God I not only see the beauty in others but can walk with that poise that comes from knowing you are walking with God.
The Psalms tell me that I was fearfully and wonderfully made; one could say beautiful in a deep sense of the word. In some quarters the breed of Christianity today says a lot about grace, forgiveness, and how everything is up to God, how we need to allow God to work within us and so on.
I do agree with all that, although I think it can become an extreme that results in a mindset that tells us we do not need to put any real effort is as it is God that will do the work.
maybe its true that God made us beautiful, but our responsibility in maintaining that beauty is to ‘look for the good in others, speak only words of kindness and walk with that knowledge that we are never alone’

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