What makes you attractive

July 29, 2021 | 16 comments


What makes you attractive? Is it your body shape, the contour of your face, the clothes you wear, the color of your hair?

If the truth be told, you are far more than a physical body. You have a spiritual individuality made in the likeness of God that is stunningly beautiful and handsome. This identity has nothing to do with skin, hair, body mass, age, or height. It’s God’s qualities of Truth and Love actively expressed!

You know this from experience. Think about people you hold dear. You love them for the qualities of God they express, not for the formation of a physical body. They are beautiful to you because of the beautiful qualities they radiate.

Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 247).

If you want to cultivate attractiveness, cultivate “the charms of His goodness.” Cultivate spirituality in the shape and form of spiritual mindedness, unselfish love, generosity, kindness, care, tenderness, thoughtfulness, patience, and devoted interest. These qualities and their kin are what make you beautiful and handsome. They are attractive.

Even better, spiritual mindedness does not attract unwanted attention to a physical body. It attracts attention to spiritual individuality, which is the real substance of who you are in the first place!

16 thoughts on “What makes you attractive”

  1. Evan, Thank you for these early morning inspirational messages. They are so helpful to start each day.


    One definition for gauntlet is, a challenge
    This came to me after listening to the Bible
    story of Peter asking Jesus if he could come
    to him by walking on the water

    I had read that John stayed in the boat
    because he had already internalized
    the Christ
    I had always wanted to be like Peter,
    until I read that about John.

    What came to thought this time was,
    what if when we leave this experience
    the thing people say about us is,
    “What I remember about, her/him, is
    that they had internalized the Christ.”
    Now that is a challenge/gauntlet worth
    Melissa Baker

    I wrote this last night after church.
    Spiritually we wouldn’t have a challenge
    to be Godlike.
    It is our divine oneness lived.

  3. One can think of true beauty like a radiator giving warmth on a cold winter night.. It’s something you feel not something you look at..
    What could feel better than unselfish affection. And coincidently you look better when you are aglow with God’s goodness..

  4. Thank you Evan, for this topic to be considered spiritually! And thank you John, for your insightful take on the subject! <3

  5. So very needed to point attention to this in this day and age. Thanks for providing counter facts to conceit, self consciousness, vanity, and materialism.

  6. When we think of ourselves and others in the truest sense, that we are solely ideas of God made of nothing but a collection of His qualities, it is easy to see that we express Beauty spiritually and abundantly. As Jordan said above, in these times when physicality is so emphasized in society it is great to be reminded of what real beauty is, and as John said, we have that special glow about us when expressing our true goodness, which people can’t help but notice. Thank you!

  7. Thanks, Evan, for a very timely subject. Thanks, Angie, for another very helpful article. Your reseach blesses us all. I’ve had difficulty dealing with a C.S. friend who literally worships her body – each and every part with physical admiration. I am striving to be absent from the body and present with the Lord!

  8. Thank you very much, Evan for this lovely SpiritView. Attractivness is spiritual.
    Isn’t it so that every honest Christian Scientist is desiring to express all God’s qualities in her/his doings and existence? I am sure it is so!
    But then there is no desire or place for wanting to attract as a material or mortel being – also because we are n o t material, we are God’s spiritual loving children.
    So I do understand it! I love Mrs Eddy’s utterance mentioned above from Science and Health. Thanks again Evan. It is a very helpful and, Yes, healing SpiritView! ♡

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