Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dump the Frump: Scripture Edition

Many thanks to my friend, Rebecca at Shoved to Them for challenging us all to Dump the Frump this winter.

You didn't think your Carmelite friend would let all this hair attention sit at the merely physical level did you? Time to kick it up to the spiritual level, baby! There some beautiful Scripture passages about a holy woman's hair.

"One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment." (Luke 8:36-38)

From the Song of Songs (4:1-3)

"How beautiful you are, my love,
how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
moving down the slopes of Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of
shorn ewes
that having come up from the
all of which bear twins,
and not one among them is