Monday, February 14, 2011

a fool's errand

photo: Thomas Hawk

Apparently my mom reads my blog.  She may be the only one.

Her most recent critique was that she thought I came off as arrogant in previous posts.  I get that.

Whenever you challenge the way things are, the natural reaction from people is, "What, you think you know better?"

At my age and with my level of experience, odds are that I don't know any better than anyone else.  But that's where I win, I guess.

In 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 tells us that God chooses the foolish ones of the world to accomplish his plans, and this in turn shames those who are considered wise by the world.

My earlier posts emit a sense of frustration and hurt by a systematized church that routinely excludes the foolish, weak, unimpressive, etc. opting instead for the educated, polished, eloquent, etc.

Moses stuttered, and God used him to deliver His chosen people.  The disciples were rabbinical school rejects, and Jesus chose them to make sure the rest of the world knew about him.  When's the last time you saw a new Christian musician or author who didn't look like they belonged on the cover of a magazine?

If I'm onto anything here, with my critique of the Church and desire to do something new, then it only means that I've climbed my way to the top of the pile of fools.  If I take any pride in that, it's that I am proof that God has a great sense of humor.

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