Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Modesty and Respect On a Pan Am 747

Look at this picture. It is from the late 1960s in the Economy Class of a Pan Am 747. What I first noticed about it was the large comfy seats and leg room. A few months ago, I flew from Chicago to San Diego. I haven't flown for several years and I couldn't believe how close the seats were together and how uncomfortable!

I flew in the late 1960s. I remember full course meals being served from Los Angeles to Chicago. The stewardess' would give us coloring books, crayons, and a pin in the shape of an airplane. It was very comfortable and fun!

Did you notice how they are dressed? All of the women are in modest dresses and the men are in suits. The women's hair was done nicely and they are all sitting very ladylike. It is in such sharp contrast today that it is almost unbelievable! Sure, I love traveling in comfortable clothing but I think in our quest to do what "feels good" we have lost some valuable ideals in society.

Women use to dress like women. Men use to dress like men. Both sexes liked to look nice and proper when they were out in public. I am sure that men respected women back then much more than they do today. Sure, they get a lot more eyefuls of breasts and bottoms hanging out now, but they must see women more as objects today than they did back then. Women's liberation movement did just the opposite of what it intended to do. It took away women's dignity instead of giving it to them.

One of the valuable ideals that we have lost today is respect. Men and women use to respect each other. They each knew their proper roles in society. Yes, there were perverts and creeps back then but I don't think there were nearly as many as there are today. Pornography was difficult to get and women weren't so free with their bodies. People kept their vows in marriage and children grew up with a mother and father with a huge dose of discipline.

No, I am not mourning for the good old days. I am mourning for lost values and morality. I am mourning for the destruction of the family and home. I am mourning for all the children who go to bed every night without a father and have no discipline in their lives. If you are a believer, come back to God's ways. Come back to modesty, decency, respect, faithfulness, 
and vow keeping. Come back to Jesus.

Enter through the narrow gate; 
for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, 
and there are many who enter through it. 
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, 
and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13,14