Some years ago, I noticed a trend among female general auxiliary leaders. With few exceptions, they all lean (no pun intended) to the slimmer side of the LDS population at large (ahem). Much as missionaries have a particular grooming code, is there an unwritten appearance requirement for “upper-level” service? I’m not talking about swimsuit competition, surgical augmentation (or retraction), or raving beauty—but the women who represent the church are usually not just good spiritual representatives, but pretty good physical representatives, too.
If we are otherwise “fit for the kingdom,” but overeat to the point of obesity, does it make us not only unfit physically, but unfit to represent the church?
Similarly, if our houses are unkempt and dirty, would our presentation be so negative that we could be taken off God’s short list?