Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Don't judge a book by its cover

As I was eating lunch today and surfing the internet aimlessly, I came across a story that seems to be everywhere today featuring a contestant from Britain's Got Talent. I was curious, so I searched out a video of her performance and was moved on so many levels.
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If you have a chance, watch the video and then read the rest of this post.
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What was your first reaction when you saw her? Personally, I hate the thought of being mocked, so my first reaction was What is she doing? Doesn't she know they are all laughing at her? Why put yourself out there to be made fun of on national (international) television?.
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I was angry at the expressions on the faces of the judges and the audience, furious that they would judge her by her "packaging" - completely unaware that that was EXACTLY what I had done as well.
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Then, she began to sing. Wow, did she ever sing. Truly, the Lord has blessed her abundantly and she was determined to use her gift. And did you see their faces?! It's so true. Dont' judge a book by its cover!

1 comment:

Sra. Thompson said...

I saw this on the early show the other day...she has an amazing voice! Too bad humans have defined "beauty" in a such a perverse way. We all have trouble looking past the exterior and seeing what really counts.