True celebrity

famousCelebrity today is the continual process of attributing divine qualities to an interminable series of human beings, whose deeds call attention to themselves, but whose errors soon disqualify them. Celebrity has risen in modern times because people do not recognize in Jesus the person of God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.
John 1:1 NET

Fred Allen joked that a celebrity is one who works hard all his life to become known and afterwards uses dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

The Word (John’s term for the eternal Jesus) became known by assuming the human condition. He always desires to be known by all, for through knowing him, we know God.

Eternal God, thank you for allowing us to know the Word, the perfect expression of your mind, constant presence among us.

2 Replies to “True celebrity”

    1. Thanks! You’re quick on the draw this morning. 🙂 I only had the Portuguese translation, so I retranslated it back into English. That’s why I dispensed with quotations marks. The first paragraph is disputable, but when you take God out of the picture, who’s left to deify but other humans? That’s kinda my take on it.

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