A missionary teacher of Tokyo tells of a Japanese woman who asked her if only beautiful girls were received into her school to be educated.
"No," was the reply, "we take all the girls who come to us."
"But," continued the woman, "all your girls seem to be very beautiful."
"We teach them the value of their souls in God's sight," explained the teacher, "and this makes their faces lovely."
"Well," said the woman, "I don't want my daughter to become a Christian, but I would like to send her to your school to get that look in her face."
- Christian Herald (moreillustrations.com)
1 Pet 3:3-4 (ERV): “It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from inside you - the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. That beauty will never disappear. It is worth very much to God.”
Pro 15:13 (JUB): “A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.”