Awhile back one of my favorite modest fashion blogs, Fresh Modesty, had a post with a 122 comment war about the jeans outfit featured: Chevron Tunic.
Okay. So it wasn't exactly a war. It was a....strong opinionated discussion about whether pants are modest and okay to wear.
Now I have no problem wearing pants or shorts. I wear them all the time. I don't have a problem with skirts either and have been incorporating more skirts into my wardrobe lately.
This isn't going to be a post about why I think pants are okay to wear. This is going to be a post asking,
"WHY ARE WE SO JUDGMENTAL TOWARD PEOPLE WHO DON'T SHARE OUR VIEWS??"
Because some of the things said and implied in that comment war were just downright unnecessary.
First off, the girl who started it all said she didn't think jeans were modest, quoted Deuteronomy 22:5, and couldn't understand how jeans could be considered modest.
Okay....now tell me why it was necessary for you to confront Olivia about this?
I'm not saying Christians shouldn't offer helpful advice to their brothers and sisters in Christ. But do we really think leaving a comment on someone's blog is going to change their opinion? People whom we don't even know in real life?? Why do Christians jump all over one another when someone has an opinion different from their own? Why we do we try to conform everyone else to our convictions? Why can't we just let them be?
Please understand that I'm not trying to point fingers, put others down, or (haha) change someone's opinion. I am just as guilty as the next person of judging others and continually need to work at NOT doing that! :)
Listen up-we are not perfect. We do not have all the answers. We all make mistakes. We all intrepret Scripture wrongly at times. As to modesty-God gave us brains. It is up to us to use God given common sense and the Bible to form our own convictions. If a girl believes in wearing only skirts-then let her do it! Don't give her a hard time. If she believes that pants are okay, again, don't give her a hard time!
I mean really....who made YOU the judge?
This video was our sermon today for our "home church". When we were watching it I got so excited because it was so so so so PERFECT for what I wanted to address in this post. He (Tim Conway) says all I wanted to say and more-and he says it much better than I ever would!
It's a long video-an hour-but if you have the time, please sit down and watch it because WE ALL need this message.
PS. All I see is on blank spot for this video when I post it, so if you have the same problem, here is the link: