Sunday, June 4, 2017

12 Christian Suggestions for Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin’s ISIS-styled photo holding a mock decapitated head of the President of the United States met with repulsion and outrage. When she was chastised from all sides, she apologized, but 3 days later took the offensive at a press conference claiming she’s the victim of bullying from the Trump family.
Rather than leave the wound alone, Griffin  is picking at it before it even has a chance to scab over so it’s only getting worse. In the event she might be searching for suggestions on healing, I’m offering some Christian advice.

Humility.  Humility is a virtue while pride goes before the fall. You crashed and burned. Stay low now. Once you stop stepping on others to get to the top, God can lift you up.  (More on him later.)
Make a Good Confession. Your confession looked good on video but a good confession requires sincerity. At the press conference, your attorney claimed the images with the severed head had been misrepresented. If it was misrepresented, then why did you yourself say it was completely inappropriate in your apology?
Take responsibility. You said you were bullied and "broke" by the Trumps following the incident, and you believe your career is over. Newsflash: wherever your career is headed, it was your doing. Trump and First Lady Melanie issued reactions to the horrible photo. What did you expect? That is not “going after” you.
Charity. Be kind to others, especially children. When Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me,” it wasn’t for “a beat down.”
On December 9, you said that you’d be happy to deliver a beat down to 11-year-old Barron
Don’t Lie. You said the mean comment referring to Barron had been a part of your act. Not true.  You are on record as targeting him. This is from December 9 when you talked to “Vulture” (how apropos):
 “It’s his turn. So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”
Know the Company You Keep.  Kathy, you blame the Trumps for cancellations; at least 5 now. The people cancelling your appearances are liberals. Conservatives don’t book you.
Offer it up. Pity parties and revenge are unattractive. Accept the pain you caused and transform yourself by offering it up in union with the suffering of Jesus on the cross. (More on him very soon.)
Your explanation is foolish: “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I'm going to be honest, he broke me. He broke me. What's happening to me has never happened ever in the history of this great country, which is that a sitting President of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally, I feel, personally trying to ruin my life forever, forever. You guys know him. He's never going to stop."
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God. Now to the good stuff—God.  When you leave God out of your life, you lose perspective. You lost it. Get it back by getting God into your life.
Make Friends with Jesus. In 2007 when you received an Emmy for your reality TV show, you horrified many by saying: "I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, 'suck it, Jesus.' This award is my god now."
How are you and your god doing?  Try the real one.  He loves you still.
Love. Love is more attractive than hate. The greatest commandment is that we love one another as Jesus has loved us.  He suffered and died for us in expiation for our sins so that we may have eternal life.
 “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another,” (John 9:34-35).
Reject Satan. The devil also rejects Jesus as you have done publically. The devil is not your friend.  He delights in your hatred while seeking your destruction all the same. God, instead, wills that you live and reach paradise. Turn to him.
Pray. It brings comfort, solace, and guidance by connecting with God.  You’ve got nothing to lose.
And everyone reading this, please join me in a prayer for Kathy.   May God’s will be done in her life.
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