Alright, I am going to be writing a series of posts over the next 7 weeks leading up to Catalyst on October 8-10. These posts will all tie in to the concept of "together", which is our theme for this year's event. Let's get started. TOGETHER thought #1: How about we PRAY for Michael Guglielmucci, the writer of the song Healer, who recently admitted that he never had terminal cancer and has also been battling a porn addiction for the past 16 years, instead of all secretly reveling in the fact that someone else who was high on the pedastal of being known for an incredible song has now been knocked off the perch.
We as Christians are notorious for rejoicing in the unfortunate demise of stars, or celebrities, or those of influence within our camp. It drives me crazy. I have had at least 10 people in the last week who have done the typical "did you hear about the guy who wrote the Healer? All a scam. What a loser." Once a superstar, now trashed and thrown into the ditch while we wait on someone else to come along and hype us up once more.
Michael needs us as the body of Christ now more than ever. Just ask all the other people of influence we've left in the ditch. He's battling with sin, the same sin that we all battle with every day. Whether lust, or lying, or pride, or adultery, or deceit, or slander. There by the grace of God go I.
Action item for TODAY: Pray for Michael. Pray for his family. Pray that he would be healed. And when someone talks to you about this unfortunate incident, just stop and pray with them. For Michael and his family.