What Are Your Fashion Choices?
Daniel Su


You might be surprised that my topic today has to do with fashion.

In the bustling world of fashion, there has emerged a subtle trend known as "stealth wealth" or "quiet luxury." Perhaps you've observed the shift in car emblems these days, with many opting for sleek black rather than flashy gold. In this realm, affluent individuals and aspirational consumers choose understated, even logo-free fashion pieces, embodying sophistication without flaunting their wealth. This phenomenon, rooted in historical periods like the French aristocracy, reflects a preference for muted elegance and timeless quality craftsmanship.

Similarly, I think in the spiritual realm, there exists a counterpart: quiet piety, which does not seek to impress men but to please God alone. It is a piety that is not showy and may go unnoticed by men but is seen by the eyes of the Divine.

Just as the French minimalist style speaks volumes without uttering a word, so too does the quiet devotion of those who faithfully follow Christ by serving others. This is what the Scripture says about such faith in action:

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." (James 1:27, KJV)

This is spirituality exemplified in caring for widows and orphans, an act of humble service that may go unnoticed and unrewarded by society but is cherished by God.

In a world where flashy displays of religiosity may garner attention, there is beauty in the simplicity of humble acts of kindness and hospitality. Like the subtle elegance of neutral-toned fashion pieces, quiet piety shines brightly because it’s so contrary to worldly expectations. Would you be willing to take the road less traveled and dare to be different?

Are you fashionable? May your fashion choices be pleasing to God and bring him pleasure when he sees them!


May 2024