"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
Perhaps at heart, all of us do not really believe the message which we preach. The earnestness and fervour of our preaching is a direct correlation to the distance which we feel towards the content of our preaching, and we gesture all the more grandly to compensate for how far the moon is away from our finger.
As they said of Christ, physician heal thyself! So may we say of Robin Williams, artist inspire thyself!
Sigh, one of the few Hollywood actors who possessed a modicum of dignity and grace…