Foolishness

Am I a fool? I have college degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. I believe in Jesus. There is nothing contradictory in believing in something invisible. Did you know Mr. Rogers had a sign in his office which read, “That which is essential is invisible.” (from “The Little Prince). I wouldn’t go that far because much that is visible is essential. Nevertheless, much of what matters in life is invisible to the senses and thus non-material. You have an interior life that you may or may not have tapped into. If you have not, I suggest you do. A good read is Rupert Shelldrake’s “Science Set Free.” The Apostle Paul was familiar with that which is invisible (and unexpected). He famously wrote: And, if you are into social justice, he also wrote of foolishness this way: “God chose the things the world considers foolish to confound the wise; God chose the things the world considers weak to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27) It was the Jesus event that effected this reversal of priorities. Again, Paul comments: “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18).

About olafpastordale

Pastor at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, North Minneapolis

Posted on July 30, 2020, in St. Olaf Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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