More than a PopStar
I see Michael as an extremely spiritually mature man. By that I mean that he’s knows the Bible very well, he is keenly aware of the divine order of things, and strives to be Christlike in the way he treats people, to the best of his ability, and unashamedly urges the rest of us to do the same. He’s not stuck in any religious tradition and his spiritual wisdom is deeper than that of many Bishops, Pastors, Preachers, Evangelists, etc., in my opinion. I’ll even go so far as to say that he’s a better imitator of Jesus than many of them too.
He is multifaceted and his songs are more than mere music, but rather are messages of truth and love combined with pieces of his soul. One thing is for sure, there’s something extraordinary about him and his message that goes beyond his many talents. For me, prophetic comes to mind…
(Prophet: one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight; especially, an inspired poet, who serves as a contemporary voice of God to his generation)
I also see Michael as a Psalmist of our times, like David of the Bible days; like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others, who use their gifts to spread messages of hope and encouragement.
(Psalms express and reflect universal emotions and encourage us to look inside ourselves…and Higher)
Having traveled around the globe numerous times, he has a most unique perspective on life through his insight of so many different cultures. His childlike nature is wrongly perceived as childish by the foolish. And contrary to popular belief, his meekness is by no means weakness, but instead it is controlled strength. I think that he has learned to turn the voices of the world off when necessary so that he can hear God’s still, small voice.
I have compared many of his personality traits and experiences to those of characters of the Bible, including Jesus because there are so many obvious parallels. The same can be said for most everybody else too, it’s just that so many of Michael’s have been on display for the whole world to see and on such a grand scale.
The more I understand him, the more I grow spiritually because he inspires me to ask and give more of myself. I only hope one day to have a measure of the level of inner strength and faith that he obviously has. Bottom line, he is an extraordinary gift to us from God and I believe what draws people to him is the Spirit of Christ in him just like everyone else who has that divine gift… only he has taken the time to cultivate his more than most.
Maybe he’s just trying to live up to the meaning of his name.
[MI-kuhl; "who is like God?"] He also has a protector type of nature, much like Michael the archangel as well.
There is absolutely more to Michael than meets the eye and I pray that it won’t be too long before the rest of the world realizes it. Sadly, most people of his calibre don’t get recognized for all that they are until after they’re gone, but just as he has broken through so many other barriers, somehow, I think Michael is gonna break that mold too!
I appreciate his choice of humble submission and obedience to being used by God and led by His Spirit, cause that helps show me the way to go. If he were speaking his messages from a pulpit or as part of an organized religious group, people would call the love he gets admiration not worship. To me, that’s kinda like saying it’s okay to “worship” official spiritual leaders. I don’t get that logic…but anyway…
Ever heard the term old soul? It seems that people like Michael are much older than their “earth suits”, as though God gave them the gift of a head start in a way. We all have gifts, whatever they are and we’re all sending messages and teaching somebody who is watching or looking up to us, whether we realize it or not. He just has a larger audience. Michael teaches through his poems and many of his lyrics, and if we pay close attention, he points us toward God the same way an “official” spiritual leader does. The difference is that he teaches what he preaches more by his example, his experiences and through art instead of from a church building, and he reaches folk who don’t go to church.
I believe that is part of his legacy that seemingly goes unnoticed.
That’s how I see him.