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Underneath the Beauty


Whitewash

By Tamara J Wanner


Brilliant blue orbs

Contrast white walls

Stand out

Stun

Stop traffic


Sweat drips

Smothering heat

Odours drift upwards

Garbage lingers on the streets


Framed blue eyes

Manicured hands

Polished smile

Poised

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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