20 September 2011
Who built the pedestal?
Celebrities of all sorts, from musicians to actors to writers to ministry leaders are lifted up to where the air is thin as we circle around them in a sort of frenzied adoration. The higher we raise them, the more room there is for them to fall.
As they lie bleeding and scrambling on the ground, do we offer a hand up? Or do we snort and sneer and mutter "Just who did you think you were anyway?"
It is not for me to judge the intentions of Mel Gibson's heart, that job is God's alone. Perhaps we would be well served to ask God for His opinion. After all, we serve a God who called King David a man after His own heart, this, after David swan dived big-time.
I pray that hearts are open when viewing the new works of Mr. Gibson, that we do not count his errors against him because he couldn't sustain life is his high spot of elevation. Before we judge his fall, let's ask ourselves, "who built the pedestal?"
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