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Be Yourself

There’s a popular show on the TV Guide Network – “Look-A-Like” – that takes a young lady who sort of resembles a celebrity (usually a pop singer), and gives her a makeover to look even more like that celebrity. These girls are suddenly the likes of Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Hilary Duff, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Reba McEntire, Mandy Moore, Alanis Morissette, Shakira, Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani.

These girls – and this show – are just a travesty. They are both seriously misguided.

When Our Lord Almighty created us in His own image He did not intend us to look and act like anyone else. He intended each of us to be our own unique self – not to imitate someone else – particularly some superficial role model. There is only one real role model to look up to and love – and that is God himself.

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own dot.com web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.