Some people are more famous than Jesus. Or at least, in some “Christian circles”, they get more press than He does. I am talking about big name authors and preachers and singers who are in the center of the public eye. It seems that, whatever they do, someone is there to report about it. And it also seems that some of these folks know just the right things to do in order to get the press coverage they need to stay on top.
Be reminded, Christ-followers, we can fall into the same traps as the rest of our culture. We can begin to put people on pedestals where they don’t belong. We can become just another subculture with our own heroes and icons. We are not above becoming fans of those we admire, sometimes placing them on a level parallel with Christ.
This cannot be. Jesus plainly told us, he who is greatest must be the servant.
So the next time your favorite holy celeb records a new song or releases a new book or resigns his church, let’s not squeal like a pre-adolescent girl at a Jonas Brothers concert. These men and women are just doing what they are doing. Don’t blow it out of proportion. This stuff happens every day. Don’t be guilty of hero worship. Otherwise, you may be one of the causes of their downfall.
Remember: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) We don’t want that to happen to our “rock star” Christians now, do we?