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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Judge Not...Lest One Day You Find Yourself In That Place

Connie Culp's face was injured in ways we can barely fathom. She has been through multiple surgeries to allow her to breathe and barely function. She was a lovely young woman prior to these injuries, and has had to live with a face that has nothing to do with the one she was born with.

In December of last year she was able to undergo face transplant surgery, and now has a face that is immeasurably less disfigured than her own after the injuries, but continues to be a face that does not look like what we consider a face to be.

This brave woman has now faced the media and has shared something with us all of great value:

You never know what might happen. You might get in a car wreck and think you're beautiful one day, so don't judge people who don't look the same as you do, because you never know. You never know, one day it might all be taken away.

We judge so much ... every day, in so many moments, by standards we often don't even know how we arrived at ... let's use the words of this courageous young woman to learn a lesson ... the outside is never as important as the inside, and externals are not a great way to make decisions about anyone.

Watch the MSNBC video of Connie Culp addressing the media here.

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