If there is a teen in your vicinity who is devastated by Zayn Malik’s decision to leave One Direction, try to show some empathy and compassion. Take this opportune time to talk about our society’s tendencies toward idol worship.

Who ministers to the minister?

A woman I was counseling asked me, “Who takes care of you? Who is your minister?” My mind began to ponder that question, and I found myself searching for an answer. Who actually does minister to me at the deepest levels of my own needs?