Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thomas Elliot, Superstar
Within minutes he not only had a Security Guard detail escorting him from store to store but in some cases the large crowds he attracted caused stores to close. People were asking for photos, autographs, and even letting him hold their babies all the while asking "Who is this guy?"
My interest in this story goes well beyond my respect for a well-planned, well-executed prank. This is a commentary on who we are as a society. Ever craving an association with an important person, event, or movement...we flock to the nearest ones as soon as we hear about them. Perhaps we do this because we are silly sheeple. Perhaps we do this in effort to "share" in the perceived importance level and somehow their light becomes our own. Perhaps we do this because God naturally puts in us the desire for purpose & meaning.
Unfortunately the desire for purpose and meaning often sends us down rabbit trails to unfulfilled destinations. A God-shaped vacuum can only be filled with God Himself.
What do you think? What do you believe this says about about society?