Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kevin DeYoung on Heroes and Celebrities

Kevin DeYoung had an interesting post this morning comparing heroes with celebrities.  Among the contrasts he noted were the following:
  • Heroes are admired for bravery, nobility, honor, and character. Celebrities are admired for beauty and talent.
  • Heroes serve others with or without being noticed. Celebrities perform to be seen by others.
  • Heroes admit their faults. Celebrities flaunt their talents.
  • Heroes deflect praise. Celebrities crave it.
  • Heroes edify. Celebrities entertain.
Click here to read the entire post.  And in both who we seek to be as well as in who interests us, may heroism be the focus and not celebrity.

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