November 15, 2020

for everyday life … 11

Sr. M. Renata Zürrlein

“We are beautiful when our soul is beautiful. Our soul is beautiful if it is completely dedicated to God and the divine. Then the whole person is beautiful…Whoever has mastery over self, who knows how to surrender their entire being to Eternal Goodness is beautiful.” (Father Joseph Kentenich, date unknown)”

Fr. Joseph Kentenich
date unknown


There are various venues in which young women walk the runway presenting stylized bodies and are rated according to various criteria by a panel of judges as either super model beautiful, not quite as beautiful, or “you still have to work on yourself.”

This appraisal has an effect on us. I am someone when I am beautiful. But who am I if I lose my outer beauty?

The beauty of the soul is also reflected outwardly. One likes to be around a person of such beauty.

Do I want my beauty defined solely by outward appearances, or do I cultivate beauty from within?

How do I personally define beauty of soul?