Girls around the world watch their dignity disipate as they are sold into slavery, bartered into child marriages, and forced into prostitution. Every time you shed your clothing for an applaud, a tweet, a photograph, you condone the human peril of those girls who think the only way out of their circumstance is to set fire to their body as a means of escape.
You, on the other hand, have choices; you’re just making the wrong ones. You have freedom; you just forgot the sacrifice that it took to get that freedom.
You are fighting for your famous life and you haven’t figured out, yet, that you can’t save yourself. In effort to retain your fame, you do the outrageous, forgetting that there is nothing new under the sun. Put your clothes back on, stop sticking your tongue out like a rebellious toddler, and use your talent to benefit womanhood instead of demeaning it. Madonna, the singer, songwriter, performer, pulled the same antics twenty five years ago and she’s still wandering around in the fog of fame trying to define the meaning of life.
The meaning of life is defined by a crudely made wooden cross and some shoddy nails. Kant, Kierkegaard , and a host of others tried to strip that definition from history; but their efforts were in vain. He still reigns as King.
Forgive your parents for forging your path to destruction. Forgiveness is cleansing; it cleans the heart and the mind from the monsters of your past. Once you experience the fresh water of forgiveness, trust me, you’ll want to tell all your friends in LA. Call it the well-ness experience.
Clean out your closet of those skeletons that trick you into thinking that exploiting yourself makes you an activist. While you are cleaning out your closet, use some of your wealth to purchase a new wardrobe. Modesty is empowering. If you want to be a radical role model then try modesty.
You’ve got beauty and brains, so please start using them to improve the world rather than contributing to the moral, faithless decay of it. Go down in history as being the beauty and brains that contributed greatly to a world in deep need of compassion.
My daughters and I will not hurl criticism your way. Rather, we will pray that your emptiness is filled with a desire for righteousness, and that one day soon you will wake up and embrace the authentic, freedom found in a humble obedience to God— that is the truly liberated woman.
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