Thursday, January 24, 2008

Life is so delicate

I don't know why I have been thinking so much about a certain person's passing, but I can't get it out of my head. Heath Ledger, died recently at a very young, 28. Some probably are thinking it. No, I did not have a man crush on him or something like that. He was not portrayed by the media as a party animal, like some celebs are. It would surprise me less if they died (not that I am wishing that). I don't really care how he died, but I am just surprised on how young and sudden he is gone. To the world he had it all and more. But what really has me thinking is: I don't know what his faith was like or if he ever was talked to about eternity. Did he have a chance to decide? Did he ever set foot in a church during an authentic service? There are others just like him, that will probably go quickly and young. It's strange how many celebs are connected to the wacky wild world of Scientology. Sadly we don't hear much of any other would be "faiths" they are connected to. I just wonder who really reaches out to the celebs without the agenda of being able to drop names and have opportunities for bragging. Do people sincerely pray for them on a regular basis?
There are tons of organizations that evangelize to some sort of demographic out there. Is there one for the A and B list celebs? I don't really have a pulling to start one, but hey it's just going through my mind right now wondering if there is. I wonder if they would be harder to reach them then a person raised from birth following some eastern religion. Hollywood is so mixed up spiritually and is a melting pot of strange ideas, it has to be hard to get the hearts of celebs to even open up. I know there are some actual actors/actresses that are Christians, but it is probably real rare. I just think about these things when someone famous dies. This time the Knight Tale guy's death is constantly on my mind. I will pray for his family, especially his little girl.

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Dan, I completely agree with you. We see these "beautiful" people who, to us, have everything and rarely give a second thought about their hearts. I think it's sad how actors and people in the media have to live their lives under the scrutiny of the public and feel like they have to put on happy faces all the time, I know I wouldn't like doing that.
I think these people might be extremely hard to reach because of the things they do in front of the cameras and the very public lives they lead. I think we should pray that someone would reach out to actors and trust that God will begin to do something in their lives too.