Friday, October 2, 2009

David Letterman and Middle Age Crazyness

David Letterman dropped a bomb on his audience Thursday night as he described he did some "terrible things" with some staff members. In other words the married Letterman and father of a six year old son disclosed this in beating the tabloids to disclosure his affairs. Is this judging? No.
This is his disclosure, not to be confused with confession or repentance.
Dave disclosed in a "wacky" [one of his favorite words] way.
Dave was being blackmailed by a CBS producer of the news show 48 hours.
The audience reportedly laughed and applauded the disclosure on TV.

I'm not judging just commenting.
Dave has been a grumpy old man the last few years. His savage attacks on George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and her daughter went from satire to disgusting in any view. Once a fun loving young man on camera he is a scowling presence I have not cared to tune in the last few years.

Dave might could learn from King David. Absolute power corrupts.
I wonder if the gap toothed, hair thinning aging man in his mid-fifties all of a sudden thought "Hey young girls must think I'm sexy."
What he needs to understand is that money, fame and prestige are what people want.
As someone in town said about a adulterous business man said-
"Women did not want what was in the front of his pants but the back of his pants, his wallet."
If he publicly confesses many will want to say it's his business not yours.
His business spread in the hurt of his family, others and their family publicly.
Letterman did say something about mid-western Lutheran guilt.
Every one has guilt. Some hide it some follow what King David did.

Dave follow Luther know you are sinner. Like the rest of us you sinned. Unlike us yours was very public by choice. choice of vocation and success.
Read Luther he deals with sin.
And read the scriptures about another David who had greater fame than you could fathom if you are not too drunk with importance..
Psalm 51:1-2 says"Have mercy on me. oh God. according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!"
That's advice we all have to take to make it right through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Christ interceded to atone for our sins and to make us right with God.
A good Neilson rating will not help any of us with our sin problem.

In Christ Alone!


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