Patrick Wanis affects people mocking Britney

Patrick Wanis affects people mocking Britney

Patrick Wanis affects people mocking Britney

Sept 18, 2007

Britney Spears and the Heart of God

Posted by: Josh

OK, so last week I was one of the many making fun of Britney Spears. I was laughing inside (mostly inside) at how far this celebrity had fallen. I think there are a lot of people who love to see someone who has everything fall so completely. Sarah Silverman certainly took the opportunity to remind us all that Brittney wasn’t perfect, which somehow makes us feel a little better about ourselves.

That was before I read the following quote: “Patrick Wanis, a human behavior and relationship expert, said… ‘She is subconsciously sabotaging her success… Remember, this girl has been through a lot and she doesn’t have a support base. It’s not about not having a manager — it’s about not having your family and real friends beside you.'” (Fox News)

In that moment, I suddenly had a glimpse of the way God sees Brittney Spears. God is supremely confident in who He is. He doesn’t need to see celebrities fail to feel better about Himself. Instead, He sees in Britney a person who is so very alone, desperate, and hurting. It’s because of the pain she feels and her lack of a support base that she has been acting like she has recently. It is because of the emptiness that is inside, despite all she has, that she has been losing control.

Conviction settled in. How could I have been laughing at this daughter of God? How could I have gotten a smile out of her pain? God, I am sorry. Church, I am sorry. Britney, I am sorry. But because of your pain I have been brought closer to the heart of God.

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