Your beauty should not come
from outward adornment.
—1 Peter 3:3
When Audrey Hepburn was asked to share her “Beauty Tips,” she wrote:
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.”
I wonder if Audrey had been reading the apostle Peter’s counsel to Christian women:
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God” (1 Pt 3:3–4).
Your inner beauty is giving you an outer glow.