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Celebrity Culture

Celebrity watching has become injurious to your income!

The celebrity culture uses social media to promote the following and imitating of celebrity lifestyles which encourages flagrant overspending on the part of some of their followers. Figures now show that young women between 18 and 24 are going broke through building up debts they cannot repay because of pursuing a celebrity lifestyle. Many risk bankruptcy in order to attain the kind of lifestyle they see played out in the media by celebrities they want to emulate but cannot afford to do so.

However, one celebrity who has had probably the longest lasting impact on more followers than even the biggest superstar of today, took quite a different approach.

Jesus, the Son of God, who had the whole world and all the riches in it to command, instead presented a lifestyle of simplicity and humility in stark contrast to the celebrities of today. He did ask that people emulate what he did but it was not something that was going to bankrupt them by doing so. His clothes, his hairstyle, his home are not the things by which we know him. We know of him because of his sacrifice and willingness to give his life for ours.

Becoming a follower of the greatest celebrity of all times will not cost you anything, but it will give far superior rewards than the quest to become one of today’s celebrity wannabes.

Be a follower of Jesus.

shirley.henderson@gracecom.org.uk

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