No religion preaches that you must be beautiful to live. Nor that you must be attractive to make a difference in the world or live a purpose-filled life. Being a size two isn’t written in the stars. Science did not conclude that only those with symmetrical faces could breathe life. No matter what you believe in, your body wasn’t meant to be beautiful.
And that’s okay!
The body was meant to fulfill so many other purposes. For Christians, God destined the body to be his vessel. The body was designed to interact with the world, make future generations, and carry your soul, the essence of who you are. I firmly believe every human was born with a specific task to complete and the correct body to help them.
Your body was meant to be a vessel.
If your ultimate purpose is Christianity, you know what this statement means. God created human beings to be His vessels in this world. This principle has many meanings, but the one we will focus on is from 2 Corinthians 4 entitled, “Treasure in Jars of Clay.”
“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” — 2 Cor. 4: 6–7, NIV
The NIV Study Bible says the treasure in this passage refers to the Gospel. The notes explain that “treasures were concealed in clay jars, which had little value or beauty and did not attract attention to themselves and their contents.”
When commenting on this passage, Rev. Joseph Benson says, “In frail, feeble, perishing bodies, formed out of the dust of the earth, and, because of sin, returning to it; mean, vile, compassed about with infirmity, and liable to be broken in pieces daily. Even the whole man, the soul as well as body, is but a vessel, in which the treasure is lodged, and upon which it confers a value and dignity, but from which it receives none, but is rather disgraced and injured, by being deposited in such a mean and impure vessel.”