PARIS HILTON SEARCHES FOR A FRIEND
By Paul Proctor
April 26, 2008
Just when you think you’ve seen every shameless Reality TV show the human psyche could conjure up, the Associated Press is reporting that professional poser, Paris Hilton, has announced a quirky new series for MTV called Paris Hilton’s My New BFF that is sure to invite the best of the worst for your entertainment pleasure. In an article titled: Paris Hilton talks about public search for new best friend the AP reports there are some 85,000 people who have posted profiles and videos on the show’s audition website in hopes of being selected as Hilton’s new “BFF” (Best Friends Forever).
In the article, the AP posed the following questions to her:
AP: Do you think you can find a real, lasting friendship this way? Do you have a preference of male or female?
Hilton: I just want to see the contestants and see how they are. I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, just as long as its someone I can trust, someone I can have fun with and just someone who's going to be able to like handle all the other things that are going to come with being my best friend.
AP: Like what?
Hilton: Just being in the media, just someone who's not going to care about that, just someone who cares about me.
Did you catch that? She wants someone who doesn’t care about the media.
Doesn’t that mean she wants a new best friend that’s not like her?
Now, I don’t know if Miss Hilton is really looking for a new best friend or just a new outlet to amass more wealth and worship; but it seems to me the friend she really needs was closest to her a year ago when she was alone in jail with her much-publicized Bible.
You see, no one could care less about the media and more about Paris Hilton than Jesus Christ, the Author whose comforting words were apparently right there during her darkest hours. Sure, I realize that Bible she clutched may have just been a prop for the cameras outside; but the irony is inescapable.
Never has she been closer to real freedom and friendship than when she was incarcerated with God’s Word; and never has she appeared more desperate, alone and in bondage than she is right now in the media spotlight searching the world for a friend.
If only she knew What A Friend We Have In Jesus.
“Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” – John 15:14-15