I used to really like JK Rowling. It's such a great story, isn't it? Single mom, pulling herself up by her bootstraps using just her imagination and a piece of paper and eventually making millions, or is it billions?
BUT, HELLO... WHY oh WHY did you have to reveal that Dumbledore chooses a lifestyle I don't particularly agree with?
It's never mentioned in the books...
You say you'll never write another one....
And why confuse kids any more then they already are?
I was talking to my dad about this situation this morning. He said this is why you should never esteem people who are in the public eye. I mean, it's true -- there are plenty of tales of people who show virtuous characteristics around me. I was just thinking this in church the other day. I looked around and saw so many people who struggle through so much, I was just impressed by all of them. I mean, truly, you don't know them -- you don't know the whole story when you're just hearing it on the news.
But, when you meet someone eye to eye who has an amazing story to share, perhaps those are little moments to be thankful for. I have always thought we could learn more about our Savior by watching those around us. I think it's true. I think it's something I'm going to try to do more of this week. With REAL people, not those who are most likely to disappoint.