POWERFUL WORDS ON MODESTY – NOTEWORTHY QUOTE 6
Yesterday I was reading an article on the website charisma news.com called “When Christian Celebrities Dress Like Porn Stars” by Jennifer LeClaire (http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/42131-when-christian-celebrities-dress-like-porn-stars) and upon scrolling down to check out a few of the comments posted on Discus, I came across one by Suzanne Sarnicki Albrecht (Suzanne Sarnicki-Albrecht) a part of which I feel is worth sharing.
Her comment entailed a quote that is reportedly from Hana Ali’s book, “More than a Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes” and it addresses what her father said to her when she and her younger sister, Laila, arrived at his home wearing clothing that was quite revealing.
“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day. My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget.
He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”
He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”
I believe that these are powerful and beautiful words for all women to consider and to share with our daughters.
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Source of quote – “More than a Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes” – by Hana Ali
- Precious by Muhammad Ali (christianmotivations.weebly.com)