Saturday, February 14, 2015

Whitney Houston, American Icon

This week marks the third anniversary of the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston. In the midst of the current media frenzy over the tragedy that now threatens her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina, it is sometimes good to remember and reflect. The gossip and circus will eventually go away, but we should reflect on what is truly lasting. We are all aware of Whitney's struggle with addiction, but her true legacy is that of an American icon--an artist with a rare, once-in-a-generation voice--who has left us too soon. This is not a new story--artists struggle with myriad issues, such as depression and drug and alcohol addiction, that affect the society as a whole. We should also reflect on our human frailties, be compassionate toward our brothers and sisters, and keep in mind God's grace.

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