Saturday, June 27, 2009

Equal


With the death of two public icons this past week, it got me thinking. It got me thinking about Heaven. The evening of their deaths, every channel tried to get the story out. One had Farrah Fawcett's life, the next would have Michael Jackson's life. It's interesting to watch, I have to admit, but was Heaven any different that night than any other night? Were they throwing a party because these great stars lived these great Hollywood lives and were American Icons? Or even worldly icons?
My answer was "No". Every day people die. That particular day was no different than any other in Heaven. Every day there are celebrations in Heaven because of people dying and making it there and every day when those gates are opened wide for another holy soul, there is celebrating. I do not think though, in the eyes of God that any soul, once making it to Heaven is any better than any other soul making it there. God loves us all with His perfect Love. God loves us all equally. We are all equal in God's eyes. Yes, more is expected from some, less from others. We all sin. We all make mistakes. Yet, we all are loved equally by our Heavenly Father.
Oh, how people's lives change on earth though, huh? I hope their souls were ready for their deaths. I caught a few couple weeks ago, some sort of home video version that Farrah had made showing her cancer journey, and she was wearing a rosary around her neck. I'm sure her illness brought her close to God. She is having a Catholic funeral also. She was not afraid to suffer, which was a good example to us all.
Lord, let Your perpetual light shine upon these souls, and through Your Mercy, may they rest in peace.

4 comments:

  1. I was talking to my children about this very same thing the other night, Jamie. My sons were watching some TV coverage with my husband (over which I had to leave the room after the first five minutes when it just became too much) and my sons said, "It's so sad." I pointed out a video image of Jackson's body being lifted into a helicopter and said, "What do you see there? He was a man. Just a man. He will stand before God like all of his -- in God's eyes he is no better for all the people who idolized him."

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  2. I have been having many of the same thoughts, Jamie, especially praying that they were prepared...as I hope we all are when the time comes.

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  3. I've never been one to follow the Hollywood hoopla, but who could miss this? And now today we heard that Billy Mays has also died.

    We've been sucked into the hysteria in our household and have been listening to Michael Jackson songs that we haven't listened to in years. Then my son came along and said, "Mom, I think I'm going to make a recording of all the Billy Mays commercials!" We are definitely carried away! Glad I'm not famous! I'd rather be famous in God's eyes than in the world's eyes any day!

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  4. jaimie, is your email not working? i tried to email you and it bounced back three times......

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