I’m sitting here in a coffee shop fighting to hold back tears as I read the autobiography of Marilyn Monroe. It’s the story of a woman who was not loved as a child, one who was tossed around as an orphan through 9 different homes. One in which she was sexually abused by an older man. I had no idea. This story completely saddens my heart. No wonder she became America’s sex symbol and ended up overdosing on sleeping pills at age 36.
This reminds me that I have no business “judging a book by its cover”. The Marilyn Monroe’s of the world tend to be despised by the Christian community. Why? Because of their actions. Based solely on her actions, Marilyn was indeed a sex symbol and seen as a “siren”. However, when taking a deeper look, there is much brokenness & pain: “I never lived, I was never loved.”
This reminds me of two verses:
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. (Matthew 25:40)
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneselfunstained from the world. (James 1:27)
As Christ-followers, we should be in prayer for the lost and seek to love & serve those who are in need of a Savior.