Sometimes it’s the slightest comments that can break our hearts. That’s how it happened to me today as I was checking out the trending topics on Twitter. One of the trending topics was a hashtag of #uknowyouuglywhen. If you’re not familiar with hashtags they are codes put into twitter messages to group various messages together.
In this case someone had started a wave where people were posting jokes that began with “”uknowyouuglywhen””. I read through some of the tweets that were displayed in the list for #uknowyouuglywhen. I even laughed at a few of them. I was mostly annoyed by some of the language and topics, but other than that it seemed like nothing more than a boring game some people were playing on Twitter.
I was about to look at some of the other topics when a few specific tweets caught my attention. One read, “#uknowyouuglywhen you look like me.” I saw a few more with similar messages and looked at other posts by those individuals. Judging by their posts and their profiles, they were all teenage girls. My heart sank. This is what we are teaching our daughters?
The truth is there is no such thing as an ugly person. We were all created in the image of God and are loved by him incredibly. Distinctions between beautiful and ugly people are worse than superficial and shallow, they are lies.
Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision, has been credited with the following prayer: “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” I can’t help but believe that God’s heart is broken when his creations believe the lies that we allow and propagate.
What do you think? Have you bought into the lies now or in the past? How do we make the truth known?