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Underneath the Beauty


By Tamara J Wanner

Brilliant blue orbs

Contrast white walls

Stand out


Stop traffic

Sweat drips

Smothering heat

Odours drift upwards

Garbage lingers on the streets

Framed blue eyes

Manicured hands

Polished smile


Perfect selfie

Fears paralyze

Suffocating panic

Lies weave snares

Sin's debris lingers on the soul

Jesus called the Pharisees 'white-washed sepulchres'. Their outsides didn't match their insides. Maybe you and I need to check if our outsides match our insides. The funny thing is nothing I do can change my insides. Yoda's advice, 'there is no 'try' only do' doesn't suffice when it comes to inner righteousness. None of my 'doing' can ever truly transform my 'being'. I am so grateful that

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21

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