Friday, June 01, 2012

Oh, please

[Posted at Bene Diction Blogs On July 22, 2011] I spotted this on the Facebook Wall of Faytene Grasseschi (the former Faytene Kryskow) on Tuesday. The "status" reads:
Faytene Grasseschi Patricia King is very likely the most Jesus-like person I have ever met in my life. I am so thankful for mothers in the faith who model so much so well. Is there anyone you are especially thankful for today? Tuesday at 1:29pm
Is Faytene working part-time for King's ministry? Why yes. Have they been friends for many years? Yes. Is King a mentor to Grassechi? You could say that too. Now, Faytene could have written that she "admires" King--for good reason perhaps --but the person who is most like Jesus that she has ever met is a bit over-the-top. Gag-inducing. Given that they work together, they should honour each other, yes, but they need to be careful about humility too. But, alas, this excessive flattery which sould lead to hubris can be so typical in certain areas of our faith. "Pride goeth before...a fall", you know, remains a useful caution..