This week, a woman paid to have herself killed because her looks had begun to fade. In all the discussion, not once have I seen anyone look at this picture of this woman and say what should be obvious.
This is a beautiful woman. Source: Daily News.
She should not have done this because she turned someone who was beautiful into ashes. She should not have done this, but what's more, others should have said, "Don't do this. You are lovely, too lovely to turn into ashes and mail back to an office. You have more to offer than merely your money or your looks." Someone should have loved her that much, and she should have known it.
Miley Cyrus is another example of a beautiful woman turning herself into something far less lovely. She too needs someone to say, you have more to offer than you are giving. She does not realize or care that one day she may grow stale, because someone new will sell themselves out even more for even less. I know people have written to her including Sinead O'Connor, telling her, you need not be less. You could be beautiful and are beautiful, without this new act.
But she like so many in the entertainment world, like so many in today's culture, confuse sex with beauty, confuse sex with love, confuse notoriety and infamy and crowds with love, confuse voyeurism and fame with genuine desire to see her personally. They see the stage, they see the sex, they see the train wreck. They do not see her.
But what would that entail? How would we go about this, what do we do? Blessed Mother Teresa talked about what that would mean: