Christians have something to learn about celebrity fans

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I’m usually intrigued with criminal high profile cases. Today was the first day of the trial against the doctor accused to be responsible with the death of Michael Jackson, and of course I’m with the rest of the world watching. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard a woman being interviewed who said that she came from Germany just to see the trial. Really?

No disrespect to Michael Jackson, he was a great artist and he has now passed on. There are people who are still claiming for him and he can’t do anything for them because he’s dead. This has nothing to do with MJ, it was this situation that got me thinking.  It made me look at our behaviors as Christians. Are we that bold as followers of Christ?

Jesus didn’t come to earth to entertain us, he gave his life for us, to save us from eternal damnation. He is alive and still intervening on our behalf and yet a lot of his so called followers do not exhibit the passion that some celebrity fans do.

Just following the same example, think how much sacrifice it may take to follow this trial for that person who came to the US from Germany. She was an adult, so I’m imagining that she should have a job, which means vacation time, travel expenses, lodging, food to see something she could have seen in the comfort of her bed as I am doing and gain nothing but satisfaction I guess.

On the other end, as a Christian, are you willing to cancel your family vacation and utilize all those resources to do a missions trip or spread the Good News? Are we this passionate to follow the Word of God? Do you spend your time doing what Jesus would ask us to do in Matthew 25:35-37 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me”

I’m not judging what others do with their free will, but it does let me know we can learn to be more passionate for He who matters over every other.

Food for thought!

4 thoughts on “Christians have something to learn about celebrity fans

  1. You are correct about this. Focus on the eternally meaningful is made so difficult by the ultimately meaningless distractions we are bombarded by daily. So many are searching for something and looking to earthly frivolities that don’t fill the empty places, but their idols all they seem to see and they keep hoping for some kind of fulfillment that never is quite achieved. Sacrifice can be very tough and inconvenient for most of us–including me.

    Tossing It Out

    1. Thanks for your visit. Distractions with tangible things are a weapon of the enemy to distract us from our purpose and our destiny. We need to work on disciplining ourselves to do what we need to do, but it’s a daily journey. I know, I struggle with it too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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