Lent devotional 12

Dust jacket

Some of the most boring book covers I have ever seen have hidden the pages of some of the most interesting books I have ever read.
Old books that had dust jackets covering them often held a rather dull looking true cover underneath, the jacket was just there for protection. The jackets were often vibrant, drawing you to pick up the volume, but when the jacket tore and fell off and got lost, what was left? A dull book cover with an embossed title? Sure, but the book itself was still wonderful. We are too easily influenced by appearance. It’s the world inside that matters. Just because someone looks unappealing on the outside doesn’t mean they aren’t wonderful people, and just because someone looks great on the outside doesn’t mean that they are quality on the inside. Take off the dust jacket and be yourself. What matters is how your heart reads.

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