A couple of days ago, Fr. Pfeiffer and I were discussing "Beards of the Diocese." There are some truly amazing beards out there. Fr. P classified them by their power to awe and inspire. Here is an example of some of them:
The interesting thing I am discovering is how many Catholic Beard Balm companies that are out there. It just makes it seem like such a Catholic thing.
Although I will admit I have complimented a guy on his beard only to be chastised by a wife, girlfriend, or mother who, with stern eyebrows, will say, "Don't encourage him." But I do, even for those who are merely trying.