physical self-acceptance, body, modesty, resurrection
I have come to understand what my gawky twelve-year-old self missed and what my skinny dipping self was only beginning to understand: A body is more than structure to tent our spirits. The body and spirit compose the soul, an entity that has its origin with God. The way I treat my body, then, is an indication of my respect for God and for myself. Understanding this, changes my concept of my modesty: it is not for other people, but revolves around a personal understanding between the Lord and ourselves. It has everything to do with who I am, understand the gift I have, and desiring to take care of it appropriately. If I can recognize who I am, where I come from, and to whom I belong, it should fundamentally change the way I act, speak, and dress.
Wilkey, Jessie Hawkes
"Hands and Feet,"
AWE (A Woman’s Experience): Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/awe/vol2/iss2/11