No high-fashion in Heaven

By JuliaFernandes

September 27,2011

 

"Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know whoyou are." -- Quentin Crisp

 

The elite love theirbrands. Right from the tea they have to the small hair pin they use on their hair,everything is branded and in sync with what is in. A lot of importance isattached to what they eat, drink and wear. Each person tries to outdo the otherat social dos and parties flaunting their latest prize catch. The craze forfashion and being seen in the best brands is so much that sometimes we don’t realizewhen we are guilty of looking down on those who wear or use unbranded stuff.

 

Among all theexclusive brands I have ever come across in my life, I am tempted to state thatthe greatest brand which you will not find anywhere else in the world is -- you.Each of us came with an unseen 'Made by God in Heaven' tag. In pursuing theother worldly premium tags we forget that we are the most exclusives in theworld.

 

We are far moreunique than all the expensive brands put together. For each of us have beenspecially crafted and designed by a very loving God who is the greatest designer.Nobody can replicate his designs neither on earth nor in heaven.

 

Having the best perse is not a bad thing, but succumbing to the demands of high-fashion andbecoming a victim is something that each fashion and brand-conscious personshould be aware of. Brands create an illusion of exclusivity which lures peopleto buy it. Everybody wants to have something that the other person does nothave. Somewhere the feeling of inadequacy creeps in when we lack the latest possessions.


We rarely realizethat the way God has made us He has not made anybody in the same way. In thatsense we are already special and rare. No worldly things can make us any morespecial than what God has already fashioned in us. God’s work is perfect in allof us. As a result, our intrinsic value is far greater than the high-value thingswe wear or use.

 

As long as weare on earth the attachment to fashion and brands is fine. But when we die,death does not allow us to carry our designer clothes, high-end cars or watchesin Heaven. Everything will be left back here on earth except our souls anddeeds. The labels we wear do not really determine who we are. And they will certainlynot come handy when we go up there for there is really no high-fashion inHeaven!