Monday, January 17, 2011

Women: What To Wear To Church

The fault is excessive concern and eagerness about dress. Paul’s wish is that their dressing should be regulated by modesty and moderation, for luxury and extravagance come from a desire to make a display, which can spring only from vanity and wantonness…. Paul attacks by name certain kinds of immoderation, such as curled hair, jewels and golden rings—not that jewels or gold are completely forbidden but, whenever there is a shining display of them, they tend to bring with them all the evils… which spring from self-concern or unchastity. ~John Calvin