How many popular entertainers have been driven to self-destruction by their inner demons. . .and by the public’s greed?
What? I’m saying public greed has something to do with the suicide of Robin Williams? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. We demand more of such people than they are able to give. We consume their talents and their very souls.
Was there ever any doubt that Williams was a deeply troubled person who could not escape from his own persona? It showed in every pubic appearance he made.
How wonderful it would have been if the public had said not “Make me laugh some more” but “Take care of yourself, dear friend. We’ll laugh again another day.”
But, sadly, we’d rather consume the souls of the ones who give us what we think we want. Are we not spiritual cannibals?
Jesus said, “Love God with your whole heart. . .and your neighbor as yourself.” Why in the world would we resist following such a Lord? Is it really such a joy to consume one another?