Body Language

Saturday, May 14

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” This is grandma speaking to her grandchildren in the comic strip “Family Circle” by Bil Keane. What a graphic statement and so true. Other body language is pertinent, too, but facial expressions always tell us what mood a person is in. It varies a lot—happiness, rebellion, indifference, sadness, anticipation—a gamut of emotions. Most of us try to mask our feelings, particularly the negative ones. But most of us can’t really conceal our feelings. And that’s good. If I feel elated about some coming event, I’m happy to share it. I want people to rejoice with me. But if I am downcast and disturbed about something, I will want to hide it from others. That’s not good. I need someone to come alongside me and help me deal with it. If I have a faithful brother in the Lord, I’m really blessed. It also behooves me to be faithful to my fellow believers. I am by brother’s keeper. Gal. 6:2. “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Saturday, May 14                                                            Body Language

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” This is grandma speaking to her grandchildren in the comic strip “Family Circle” by Bil Keane. What a graphic statement and so true. Other body language is pertinent, too, but facial expressions always tell us what mood a person is in. It varies a lot—happiness, rebellion, indifference, sadness, anticipation—a gamut of emotions. Most of us try to mask our feelings, particularly the negative ones. But most of us can’t really conceal our feelings. And that’s good. If I feel elated about some coming event, I’m happy to share it. I want people to rejoice with me. But if I am downcast and disturbed about something, I will want to hide it from others. That’s not good. I need someone to come alongside me and help me deal with it. If I have a faithful brother in the Lord, I’m really blessed. It also behooves me to be faithful to my fellow believers. I am by brother’s keeper. Gal. 6:2. “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

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