Sunday, 13 December 2009

Dancing for joy

So Joe McElderry has won "The X Factor" for 2009. Not a very big surprise really. Joe certainly has a great voice and is a goodlooking lad, but I'm not sure if he will last... However, I left the telly on after the results programme, and one came on next about Susan Boyle. Now, if the programme is to be believed, there is a fascinating story, where Susan has come through the initial stages anyway of stardom and is really blossoming. I'm really glad most of all that she at least appears to be enjoying herself. Good luck to her, I say.
The only thing is, all these so called commentators tell us that she shows us how even an ordinary person can achieve their dream, and, by implication, happiness. As if happiness is only achieved through celebrity - what a cruel message to the millions who will never achieve in that way. I prefer the joy of today's first reading from the prophet Zephaniah:

"The Lord will exult with joy over you, he will renew you by his love; he will dance with shouts of joy for you as on a day of festival."

And the "you" is you, and me, and all of us, and in His love we can all be ever new, and we are all celebs in His eyes.

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