An Incorruptible Beauty

The national media reported in January 2004, that Olivia Goldsmith, author of the popular book, "The First Wives Club" (which became a film starring Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler), died from complications resulting from cosmetic surgery.

According to the Associated Press, the 54-year-old novelist suffered a heart attack due to anesthesia she received during an operation to remove loose skin from beneath her chin. I don’t even have to watch you read this article to know that at least a few of you just felt under your chins, wondering, “Do I have loose skin under there?” And several others are thinking about it, but are too self-conscious to check.

Our society has become obsessed with cosmetic surgery. When people are willing to risk death (and general anesthesia is always such a risk) because they have loose skin under their chins, I think “obsessed” is a fair word to use. There’s even a TV program (Extreme Makeover) on which millions of Americans can watch one of their fellow citizens go under the knife in the name of artificial youth and beauty.

The Bible view of what makes one beautiful doesn’t involve surgical modification. Quite the opposite ..... see here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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