We’re a celebrity obsessed society. I think it’s a sickness. Folks enjoy the juicy, hottest gossip about their favorite or most hated celebs. But what I see when a tabloid is splashed or People does a cover on a drama filled celeb, is sadness.
Kim Kardashian’s marriage that only lasted a few days. I don’t see it as crazy. I see a woman who has so much and is blessed beyond what most of us can imagine, and yet, she’s got a huge hole in her heart she’s trying to fill. She, like most women, wants the happily ever after and children. She wants to be loved and in love. Money can’t buy that. As a believer, I see her trying to fill the God shaped hole with people, which will never work.
Instead of tearing her down and being disgusted, what if we prayed for her? What if we extended the same grace we’ve so graciously been given?
Jamie Oliver came into our country to make changes in our school’s food system and make our kids meals healthier. Now he’s being blasted for having unhealthy recipes in his cookbook. Some are flabbergasted by this. He’s a chef, not a dietician. His cookbooks cover a multitude of recipes, they are not meant to be eaten every single day. But again, where’s his grace? Do folks know how long it takes to get a book published? Likely, his book was already in the works when he started the show here in the USA. Things happen, people change, let’s move on. Grace.
Ted Haggard appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap. Of course, famous because of his sex scandal a few years ago, he was ripped to shreds. Isn’t it sad when a family can pick up the pieces and a couple can mend their marriage and continue on doing God’s work and we can’t cheer them on for not giving up and divorcing?
What if we looked beyond what we initially see with everyone, not just celebrities, and see what’s really beneath the surface? We all make mistakes. And people will do crazy things when they are seeking to be loved, with or without money and fame.
Fame doesn’t somehow negate the God shaped hole in each person’s heart and it doesn’t mean we can turn our backs and shield God’s grace from sprinkling on their hearts because they’re in the public eye and making poor choices according to us.
Imagine your life under a magnifying glass for the world to see. Would your everyday Christian life always reflect Christ? What about before you knew the Lord?
Grace. A little word with an enormous impact. Imagine the lives we’d see changed if each of us prayed for these hurting souls when we see their latest tragedy splashed across the tabloids.
Grace. You’ve got it. Can you give it?
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