Pardon me for venturing into territory quite unknown to me. I’ve never heard Bieber sing: Pop music is not my thing. But I have certainly bumped into his name a great deal, especially lately. It looks to me like his is just one more in a long line of young people who are exploited by the incredible, immeasurable greed of agents and hangers-on.
What seems to happen to these tragic young people is that, lacking the wisdom of age, they begin actually believing the silly lies and flatteries that are told about them and to them. It is hard to blame them for having grossly inflated egos — they are simply too young to resist the temptations.
Absolutely inexcusable is the way their egos are fed by those around them, the ones who profit from the twisting they cause in the “star’s” personality. These people are moral worms who seem unaware of — or indifferent to — just how shameful they are. And the public should also feel shame for being such suckers that they let themselves be manipulated out of their money so easily.
Will American culture ever again learn to find greed disgusting and repulsive? It is a horrible blight on the human soul and a great many people are paying enormous prices for our way of rewarding greed. How very sad.
Jesus Christ changed the world without having a single agent, without getting rich, and without grabbing all he could get. We would be so much better off by simply following in his footsteps. Simply following: loving the way he loved, serving the way he served, trusting the Father the way he did.