I am just sitting here watching an episode of "The Drs" and seeing the results of an Ultimate Makeover. Not a simple hair and make-up make-over. Oh no -- we're talking the whole kit'n'kaboodle -- breasts, teeth, chin, nose...e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
The reason this woman (probably in her early 40's) wanted this make-over was because she was uncomfortable with how she looked; she had been teased since childhood for some of her unattractive features and still, as a grown woman, feels like 'the black sheep' no matter where she goes.
The before & after pictures were unbelievable. She went from being uncomfortable with her less-than-perfect features to being absolutely beautiful. The kind of woman any man would be proud to have on his arm.
And I am left feeling torn.
On one hand, I am happy for her that she is now content with how she looks and can maybe start to re-build her obviously shredded self-esteem.
But I am also left feeling uncomfortable with the whole situation.
This woman now looks nothing like the woman God created her to be. You would never in a million years see any similarities between the before & after. She will have to get new photo ID's and some people (those who don't know her very well, that is) will even have a hard time believing that she is who she says she is. Her own mother, I'm sure, wouldn't recognize her if she saw her walking on the street.
Bottom line: she isn't herself anymore.
Now, if somebody was badly scarred in a fire or something -- that would be different, in my opinion. But just because you're not satisfied with how you look? I'm not sure about that one.
So, my question is, where do we draw the line? Should we all get surgeries to make ourselves look like someone we're not, just so we can feel pretty? Or should we learn to be content with how God made us?