April 5, 2009
Rihanna and Chris Brown: The Value of Love & Forgiveness
I am a bit disturbed by the reports that Rihanna has decided to end her relationship with R&B superstar Chris Brown. Just a few weeks ago, she had not only forgiven the love of her life but was refusing to grant testimony to overly zealous D.A. Donald Etra. This is sad indeed and quite hypocritical of Rihanna who declares in the lyrics to her smash hit single “Umbrella”:
When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'm ‘a stick it out till the end
It is most disappointing that Ms. Fentry has decided to void her oath. I was initially quite proud that she was one of the few celebrities out there espousing Christian values instead of defecating on them like Lady GaGa or that guy who sings “You’re Beautiful”. There was much Biblical foundation for her initial decision to forgive Brown (Matthew 18:21-22; Luke 6:37; Mark 11:25), a fact I fear will be obscured to young Christian girls in light of Rihanna’s Indian giving.
I guess that it is times like this when parents just have to be parents and talk to their children about these issues. In doing so, it is vital that you stress to your daughters that the way their boyfriends make them feel is absolutely irreplaceable and nobody else will ever make them feel the same. Others may come close but it will never ever be as good. That of course assumes that they are lucky enough to even find someone else, mediocre as they may be. As we all know, there are scores of women who have died old and alone never again having experienced love of any kind. That my friends is surely worse than any beating one would have to endure.
To those who want to start throwing around statistics allegedly correlating domestic abuse and murder, I would like to point out that your poster-child Nicole Brown-Simpson might still be alive today if she had forgiven her husband instead of selfishly divorcing him over “irreconcilable differences”.
I pray that Rihanna will reconsider her decision and forgive so that she too may be forgiven.
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