I am an avid tweeter. I really enjoy Twitter. I enjoy tweeting.
Earlier last week, while perusing Twitter, I came across a message from Kid Cudi. He is a famous musical artist for those of you that do not know him. He posted a heartbreakingly tragic message. He confessed that he was not okay, that suicide raged in his heart and mind. I read his message multiple times and I felt his pain.
I am well versed in pop culture. I know who the Kardashians are. I sometimes like Taylor Swift too much. So, I am in tune with celebrity culture. That being said I sometimes forget they are people. Kid Cudi is a person just like me except we live in different metaphorical worlds.
He feels pain. He feels joy. He feels rejection. He feels darkness.
Just because you are a celebrity does not mean your immune to everyday human functions.
Kid Cudi deserves my prayers just as much as the starving child in Bali. Kid Cudi deserves kindness, grace, compassion, and mercy just like the homeless man that stands on the corner in my town.
I truly believe the soul was not made for fame. I read an interesting perspective on fame from Emily P. Freeman. She is a very successful author that I have been following for years. In her book, It's Simply Tuesday, she discussed how our souls were not designed for idolatry. Our souls were not made to be worshiped. Our souls were designed TO worship. Not for worship.
Everyone is shocked that Kid Cudi confessed the specific type of issues he is experiencing but to me it makes sense.
He said, "My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I can't make new friends because of it. I don't trust anyone because of it and I'm tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling."
Kid Cudi is searching for the soul filler that will never fill his soul.
This is where Jesus comes into play. We need him. We need his grace and mercy. And because he gives us grace and mercy we need to give grace and mercy.
Kid Cudi, you most likely will not see this but I feel your pain. You are in my thoughts. You are in my prayers.