Mirror ,mirror on the wall

Girls are constantly reminded that a mirror is a must have in your bag, room, rest rooms and every where else. The mirror is major job is to reflect images and that has never changed. As I watched snow white and the hunts man, the evil queen`s mirror sparked off this piece.

I loved the classic snow white and the 7 dwarfs story and my young mind could not comprehend her beauty. What sort of beauty was this that made her top the queen`s list of most wanted people? I wonder who Elle or Marie Claire magazine would       compare to Snow white among the Hollywood celebrities or even our own Ugandan   celebrities.... I know many girls today would kill to be on the evil queen`s list with a tagline, ``wanted for being more beautiful than the queen.'*loool* 

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The current re-make of snow white and the 7 dwarfs is “snow white and the huntsman.” Forget the fact that the huntsman is  Chris Hemsworth ; the movie is quite thrilling and had me hooked and here is why…..
The evil queen has a mirror  and constantly asks the mirror just one question.
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The  mirror always said, “you my queen are the fairest of them all ” queen is obsessed with her beauty that she believed no one should be fairer than her as if that is even possible, with the tagline that the beautiful ones are not yet born, hehehe. The queen was cursed to be this way-vanity just like the book of Ecclesiastes says. On one occasion, the mirror told her another is fairer than her, the evil queen decided in her heart to kill snow white.

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Many of us like the evil queen  are constantly probing and seeking for validation from mirrors in our lives.Mirrors are just a representation of  people,achievements,careers,marriages,education, sense of style,etc that validate us. We attach identity to them yet they are perishable and  when they don`t fill that emptiness, we feel lost and empty.

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The need to be validated by people, social media, academic papers, marriage, etc can be frustrating and leaves one with a void.Our validation should  come from the holy book as we flip each page . It reflects our true self to us as we behold our maker. The holy book is the only mirror that reflects your true self back at you. It seeks to reveal you to who you are-who your maker says you and not what Aunt Lala or John say you are.

Behold the word of God each day, let it transform you as it reveals you to who you are without frustrating you. It fills you and covers your emptiness. Delve deeper into the word and watch you meet you because a mirror reflects you.

There is no way around growing and functioning in your identity apart from God. Go deeper each day.

#Which mirror are you viewing yourself  through today?

I-d-e-n-t-i-t-y

Jungle book has fascinated me as I shared in my previous blog post Peace rock on the God facets embedded therein.

This week i am sharing the God facet two on identity. Knowing who you are answers an important question of `who am i? which when answered gives the reason for why we exist.

Mowgli was raised by the wolves and knew he was a wolf (can you believe that??); he was clearly a man cub however his identity sprung from wolves. He recited the wolf creed like they did and he believed in it. What have you believed about who you are that is a veil to who you truly are?

Now this is the Law of the Jungle —
as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk
the Law runneth forward and back —
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
When Shere Khan wages way on the wolves (after he kills Akelah), Mowgli comes back to revenge though he had run away in an act of salvation. He sought to save the wolves from Shere Khan.
The war lines are drawn and all animals stand behind Mowgli and recite the wolf creed and Shere Khan is furious that they have stood with the man cub who will later kill them.