It seems like when a woman looks in the mirror she sees herself quite differently than her significant other sees her. I’ve always thought this was something interesting and have wished that my fiance could see herself through my eyes just once so she could realize just how beautiful she is. We were discussing and laughing about this with our mentor couple last night. We joked that they must have a fun-house mirror or something when they look at themselves, because all we see is a profoundly beautiful woman and they see flaws and imperfections and things they wish the could make bigger or smaller or straighter or curlier etc. etc.
I gave this some further thought as I lie awake in the early morning hours longing for sleep. I’ve come up with an answer. Man and Wife model Christ and the Church, yes? This situation falls in line with that comparison. She looks in the mirror and she sees all these things she doesn’t like just as we the Church do the same. We see all these imperfections and unpleasant things and things we want to change. Christ looks at us and just sees something beautiful. His blood covered all the ugly… all He sees is His beautiful bride. We men see our women as beautiful desirable creatures that we simply adore and even this is a model of Christ and the Church.
I know my words didn’t quite reach eloquence, but this is the best you get from a very tired man. So, wives, next time you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see and your husband comes up behind you and wraps his arms around you and tells you that what he sees is the most gorgeous woman in the world- believe it- and remember that Christ feels this way about you also.