How About A Facial?

By Larry Ray Hafley

Humans have six basic facial expressions to show fear, anger, sadness, disgust, surprise, and happiness. Though there is no specific facial expression for love, everyone knows it when he sees it! 

The successful person is the one who can smile when he would rather express disgust or anger. Some say they are happy and insist they are not angry or disgusted. Since they forget to tell their face about their happiness, we are unaware of it. Be reluctant to suppress a smile, but do not hesitate to keep most frowns from reaching the surface. A forced smile is better than a sincere glare. 

The best way for a man to show himself to be friendly is through a smile. A smile is the language of greeting, acceptance, warmth, favor, and fellowship. A frown is its opposite (Mark 3:5). 

Yes, more often than I like to admit, I need “a facial,” a “complete makeover,” a change of countenance. The most rewarding ones are those that begin in the heart, for if a smile is superficial and has no depth, it quickly fades and loses its luster (Prov. 15:13). How about you? Do you need a facial?  

Truth Magazine Vol. XLV: 7  p14  April 5, 2001