“I love this shirt because it’s soft.”

What are you talking about?

Until I met Diedra–my high school sweetheart, now wife–It never would have occurred to me to like a garment because of its texture. Clothes were functional–they need to work. Clothes were also visually aesthetic–it would definitely be a help if they looked good. But soothing somehow? Or comforting? Cozy? Never thought much about that before.

Texture matters. A lot. Besides clothing, it matters with the foods you like (or dislike); it matters with the materials chosen for furnishings; it’s often the one of the essential differences on the spectrum between cheap or luxurious–chintzy or quality.

What’s your texture? How do people experience your body language? Your words? Your tone? Your work?

Who are the people in your life that add rich texture to your experience? What is it about them that is true, good, and beautiful?

That’s glory. It comes from God.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18