Have you also marveled at the vanity of most celebrity lives?
I mean, the script almost reads the same.
Start off unknown, break into the limelight, gather so much materially, often pull a stunt and attract more media attention, lose your privacy, embark on all this reckless search until your frustrated self is found lying in a hotel room, poisoned on some drug.
Tomorrow’s front page mourns your demise and chronicles how sweet and talented you were (as we wonder why they never exclaimed all that when you still breathed)
And yet many of us still aspire to live your life we still have your wallpaper in the kids bedroom, if we aren’t googling your name, your music is on our playlist, if we are not watching your movies, we are reading your books.
We wanted to be like you, the grass looked green on your side, your side of more money, more autographs, more fame and more self love!
Until it hit us,
Until it hit us that the grass we are talking about could only be seen after you opened the wide gate, the wide gate Jesus talked about in Matthew 7:13.
“The wide gate that leads to destruction”
“For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” he said.
Maybe he knew, he knew the grass is always green near the wide gate