A Sign of Manliness

Icon of St. Maxim the Greek
“For God wished women to be smooth, and rejoice in their locks alone growing spontaneously, as a horse in his mane; but has adorned man, like the lions, with a beard, and endowed him, as an attribute of manhood, with a shaggy chest – a sign of strength and rule.”
-Clement of Alexandria

I’m still not sure how I feel about chest hair, but science says women are generally more attracted to men with facial hair, and tend to believe bearded men will be better fathers. So dear Clement is onto something, and once again the Church seems to know what is best for us. We should probably listen to her more often.

0 thoughts on “A Sign of Manliness

  1. You’re not the only one who feels like they’re jumping in the deep end; let’s see what we can do with a little inspiration and accountability, eh? 🙂

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