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Celebrities and Pleasing God

November 30, 2010 Length: 1:01

Abba Pambo on being concerned with pleasing God.

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I must admit that I tend to look askance at celebrities—when I think about them at all—and am often disgusted when I hear about their lives. But here’s a story about Abba Pambo that turns that view back onto me:

(When Abba Pambo saw an actress) he began to weep. Those who were present asked him the reason for his tears, and he said, ‘Two things make me weep: one, the loss of this woman; and the other, that I am not so concerned to please God as she is to please wicked men.’

So you might ask yourself: am I as concerned with God’s attention as celebrities are with the attention of others?


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