Wednesday, August 02, 2006

But for the grace of God....

I can't join the feeding frenzy on Mel Gibson that most of the big Catholic blogs are engaged in right now. Alcoholism runs in my family. I've seen some things you wouldn't believe. Some of my relatives are the sweetest finest people you could ever meet but give them a sip of home brew, a bottle of beer or a shot of whiskey and they turn uglier than a one eyed bastard billy goat.

Considering what lurks in my own family tree all I can do is look at Mel's situation and say, "There but for the grace of God go I".

And since Hollywood is chock full of drunks, junkies, adulterers, fornicators, wife beaters and a whole lot worse I have to ask why this personal tragedy is such big news.

1 comment:

Andy Nowicki said...

It's "big news" because Gibson's enemies are powerful and vicious, and he's given them something convenient with which to bludgeon him.

For Gibson, this is now about contrition and forgiveness. For Gibson's enemies, forgiveness is not a word in their vocabulary. They are mean, spiteful, hateful people who are uninterested in forgiving their enemies, only destroying them.