Saturday, May 21, 2005

Modesty, who cares?

It never ceases to amaze me at the change in modesty standards over the years.

Years ago, far before my day, it was immodest for a woman to show her ankle. Men and women wore long sleeves and skirt/dress/pants to the ground. As hemlines went up and short sleeves became popular the standard changed.

The church accommadated the changes by shortening the garment, from ankle length to above the knee, from wrist length to short sleeves. (and thank goodness they made them more comfortable by making them 2 piece)

Modesty issues have influenced the endowment process at the veil and now the initiatories. As the world becomes more immodest, we are more careful about the issue.

I know it's more than just a modesty issue, but how far will this continue? How many more changes will take place within the church because of the culture outside the church?