Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

The Wonder of Mystery

Theology of the Body speaks often about mystery. One young actress in Hollywood has spoken out and makes the quote of the week. Who? Give a hand to Ms. Emma Watson.

While I cannot comment on any of her other views nor the manner in which Ms. Watson lives, she intuitively understands what society does not. Ms. Watson understands that in order for the public to see and hear her, she must wear more than less. It’s counter-cultural. It’s radical. It’s TOB!

So, without further commentary, I will let her say it in her own words:

I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.

I love the fact that she (consciously or unconsciously) wants to make people think and be “in wonder” or awe at the mystery of who she is. Her comment betrays a desire to be seen and heard. Isn’t that what we all desire?

Just needed to give her credit for an insightful response to the culture. At the end of the day, ” TOB or not to be clothed,” that is society’s question. How are you as fathers going to instill this into your daughters? Chime on in…

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