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When (False) Idols Fall.

Short Story #19
Christian YA (or sort of)

When Agnes found her best friend, Reece, she was bawling her eyes out in the girlsโ€™ washroom. Thinking that someone did something terrible to her BFF, Agnes quickly dove into action in comforting her.

โ€œReece, whatโ€™s wrong? Why are you crying like this? Who hurt you?โ€

Reece blew her nose into a tissue and looks at her friend with teary chocolate brown eyes. โ€œDidnโ€™t you hear?โ€ she babbled. โ€œHeโ€ฆ He was just arrested.โ€

Agnes was confused. Her best friend had two older sisters and no brothers. Reeceโ€™s father was the principal of the school they were currently attending and he gave a speech to the morning assembly half an hour ago. So โ€œWho was arrested?โ€

โ€œThey found him with an underage girlโ€ฆโ€

This was getting weirder by the second. She helps Reece off the floor and took her over to the sink to wash her face. She was thankful that the bell had gone for the second period and the students were currently in class. Yet, she was aware that anyone can walk into the washroom at any given moment and she didnโ€™t want them to find Reece this way.

โ€œCome now, we have French andโ€ฆโ€

โ€œIโ€™m not going to that stupid French class!โ€ Reece yelled in anger. โ€œNot when Matty is probably going to prison for a lifetime and the class is going to make fun of me.โ€

The remark made Agnesโ€™ blood run cold. So this is what the tears were all about? Some Hollywood B-lister who didnโ€™t know that some California native existed and was the president of his so-call fan club?

Agnes didnโ€™t want to know how sheโ€™ll feel when/if it was her favorite celebrityโ€™s turn to fall. But after witnessing her best friend falling victim to celebrity worship, the illusion was shattered and she wondered if she too was guilty of such idol worship. When she got home that evening, she ripped posters of her favorite boy band off the wall and got down on her knees to ask God to forgive her of putting man on a pedestal and to give her a new heart in which He could dwell in.

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And the spirituality theme continues in my stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ People will worship anything and anyone because they’re sheep looking for a shepherd to guide them. In this present world, many people worship celebrities, sometimes without even knowing it.ย We put too much effort in idolizing celebrities (including social media stars) instead of God. We tend to put them on a pedestal forgetting that in the end, they have selfish desires and tendencies just like us. None of them are sinless.

God does not grant dual citizenship: you cannot eat at the Lord’s table and dance with the devil at the same time.ย 

22 thoughts on “When (False) Idols Fall.”

  1. Love this story, especially how you weaved the important message of idolizing others into it. It’s true, we often don’t realize how easy we can put our focus, in many ways, our purpose and happiness, in others. It would be nice if more stories were written about this ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you always for your wonderful support Tammy! ๐Ÿ’™Amen! He is the only One worthy of our worship. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Yes, we can make anything our idol without being aware, so we always need to have our eyes open and stay on God’s side.

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    1. I apologize for the late reply, but thank you, T.R.! I was thinking of doing so, but I’ll have to find the time and energy. ๐Ÿ˜„

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