Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The importance of looking foolish

I have been re-reading through "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson. This morning I was reading about how Christians need to be ok with looking foolish. His argument was that many times Christians do do what God calls us to do because we are fearful that we 'll look foolish or uniformed.

The truth is that often what God calls us to do will look foolish to the world. He went through a pretty extensive list of people in the Bible who looked foolish to the people around them. He started with Moses, Sarai, Joshua, moved to Peter when he stepped out of the boat and finished with Jesus hanging on a cross.

Aren't you glad Jesus was willing to look foolish.