08 April 2017

I’d Rather be a Fool ~ Closing – The Fool on the Hill

Greetings Dear Reader,

As I turn my attention fully to Holy Week I do so having gained greatly from this series of thoughts.  In a world where my faith is being thought less relevant and more obsolete I will be thought foolish for it. 

I am OK with that.  I think that over the centuries the failure of the church to truly consistently live the Gospel has contributed to this.  I think that the Gospel appears foolish from the outside.  It is one of those situations where believing is seeing.  I realize that even that sounds foolish. 

I choose to follow the Fool on the Hill.  He went there for me so that I could follow him.  One of his followers, Peter said that we become fools for his sake.  Jesus holds out a cross and a crown but we have to take them in that order.  It is in Christ that we find that foolishness is wise.  It is in him that we see that being a fool for the sake of love is a price worth paying.  I invite you Dear Reader to come be a fool as well.

God’s Own Fool – Michael Card

Seems I've imagined Him all of my life
As the wisest of all of mankind
But if God's Holy wisdom is foolish to men
He must have seemed out of His mind

For even His family said He was mad
And the priests said a demon's to blame
But God in the form of this angry young man
Could not have seemed perfectly sane

When we in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
When we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God's own fool
For only the foolish can tell-
Believe the unbelievable
And come be a fool as well

So come lose your life for a carpenter's son
For a madman who died for a dream
And you'll have the faith His first followers had
And you'll feel the weight of the beam

So surrender the hunger to say you must know
Have the courage to say I believe
For the power of paradox opens your eyes
And blinds those who say they can see
When we in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
When we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God's own fool
For only the foolish can tell-
Believe the unbelievable
And come be a fool as well

So we follow God's own Fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable,
And come be a fool as well

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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