Selfies

I am fascinated by all the emphasis in our society on "selfies". I suppose it was inevitable with the invention of the camera. But our culture has changed. Pictures used to be about the other fellow. Prior to the camera people never knew what they looked like. Occasionally they would see their reflections in a pool of water. But then one day someone invented a mirror or discovered a polished metal surface and the fascination with self began. With the coming of the camera most of this generation has images of themselves from birth.
   
But there is a danger in focusing on our outward appearance all the time. It leaves us no time to spend on our inner man. Paul wrote, "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!" (II Cor. 13:5)
   
The Holy Spirit tells us in I Cor. 11:28, "But a man must examine himself and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup." We can't participate in communion until we look inward and be sure we are right with God and one another. I suspect if we looked at our true inward self we would care a whole lot less about our outward "selfie".
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