What Is Modest?
by RI Editors
Last week we had a few posts surrounding modesty – Modest & Breastfeeding and Divine Motherhood, Earthly Realities. Both of these posts have great points, and the comments are interesting as well, they are a basis from which we hope to have a productive discussion.
Is modesty a liquid commandment? It is okay to show off your legs in a bathing suit, but not in shorts? It is all right to have bare shoulders in a play or a costume? Or is it a hard and fast, black and white concept?
How do we negotiate this commandment for ourselves and how do we teach it to our children when there seem to be so many exceptions?
Beyond ourselves and our family do we have any responsibility to promote modesty in our community?