Skip to comments.A Spiritual Reflection on the life of Whitney Houston
Posted on 02/14/2012 7:08:22 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
Two events will mark this year's Grammy awards, the never thought possible reunion of the Beach Boys and the Two events will mark this years Grammy awards, the never thouhght possible reunion of the Beach Boys and the death of the 80's diva Whitney Houston. One might wonder what would interest a religious writer about this celebrity's life and death. Let's just say it offers a cautionary tale.
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Dead at 48. Does anyone need to wonder why? I just remember a few of her music videos during the 80’s, and was sad later to see the interviews where she looked as strung-out as any crack addict, while claiming crack was too cheap for hear. What makes the more expensive stuff any better though, really?
Pardon the “pasting” error on this post. I’m using a smartphone that is smarter than I am. :)
So another Junkie dies, who cares?? Why people get so enthralled with these court jester types is beyond me, for the most part they are losers and arguably the dumbest people I have ever met.
Yeah I know...she was classy...then she was trashy.
Not to be insensitive, but back in the day the pundits called Elvis “just another dead doper” upon his death.
So many great talents lost to drugs, sad. I don’t know what caused the end this women’s life, but I do know that drugs were a great contributor if not the final arbiter.
I just saw Whitney Houston and Elvis, both in sunglasses walking down the Las Vegas strip together. Nobody even noticed them.... you read it here first....8^)
Mayhap because we admire their talent and will miss their artistic contribution to society?
Throughout history we have had heroes that have inspired us, yet their lives were less then exemplar. Yet they remain our heroes because of what they contributed.
Does everyone know that Whitney Houston was the niece of Dionne Warwick?
Years ago, that fact came up from time to time. But I haven’t heard it mentioned at all upon her death. Nor have I heard any public statement from Dionne Warwick. If they had a family falling out, that’s a tragic post script to her death.
Exactly. A beautiful, talented woman who became a cautionary tale.
There was no falling out. Warwick did make a brief statement.
Also, Aretha Franklin was her godmother.
Enough already. Look, she was a once very talented young lady who blew it on drugs and selling her soul for the “life”. We don’t need another two weeks of the MSM accolades heaping praise on another fading and failed dead junkie.
I don’t follow the pop culture but as soon as I heard she sang in the choir as a child, I knew she like Elvis died daily in their lives by carrying the convictions of their sins. Both of these singers were given a gift from God, which was a reminder daily of how much He loved them. But no, they turned around and said thank you to the Devil. That is why they were so tortured. May God have mercy on both Whitney and Elvis’ souls.
I swear I read somewhere that she talked to Dionne the day she died...
Yes, it has been mentioned. She was also related to Aretha Franklin. In fact, Dionne Warwick escorted the body back with the family and was with them to make arrangements at the funeral home.
Whitney started out as a “church girl”. Guess she could have used a real life bodyguard...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6VQpe6e5I
She was a gifted performer, and it was sad to see her and her family suffer then and now.
She did not forget where she came from. She was very altruistic. The final tribute paid to her will be back at the church she sang at. These are the people who knew her gift before the rest of the world.
I am so disappointed with what I’m seeing on thread. I’m not star struck and don’t mourn her passing more or less than any the death of any of Gods children. But to read things in the vein of “just another dead junkie” on what I had thought was a Christian website saddens me.
Jesus made it very clear that if we judge others in an absence of grace, we will not receive his grace.
We are all hopelessly flawed and fall short of what God demands from us. Her failings may have more dramatic than those posting such things but none of us deserve Gods grace. This is the amazing thing about God’s grace; it’s forgiveness we don’t deserve. And God’s grace knows no limits.
And by the way, the last song she sung publicly was an impromptu rendition of “Jesus Loves me.” I have sinned too many times to judge her. I need God’s grace.
The liberal cult leads to hopelessness, emptiness and death. Welcome to obamaville.
Pray for America
What were the odds of that? Her last performance could have been any one of a thousand songs.
I received that as The Lords gift to Whitneys mom; assuring her that her daughter is safe and with Him now, TRULY free at last.
Thank you for those words. I have no use for most celebrities beyond the talents they offer, but they, like us, are human. While I have not been involved in drug use, I am far from perfect. I regret that so many can wave off the loss of a human life so coldy, with insults and name-calling on the way out. There is no need to celebrate her failings, but a little compassion, or simply keeping quiet if that is not possible, seems in order...
Well said NClaw!!
Thanks for the great conversation and insight.
Blessings to you all,
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