Saturday, March 20, 2010

Knowing vs. Believing

Those of us who think sometimes think about thinking too much. We want to know. We crave to know. Trouble is, knowing isn't what God asks of us. He asks us to believe, and believing implies not knowing everything. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

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


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

Friday, March 19, 2010


My Christmas gift from Maureen is blooming again--gorgeous!

We had a nice picnic last evening (see my family blog). I took Christian birdwatching, which turned out to be bird chasing, and I realized why I didn't take up birdwatching until my own nest was empty. :-) He enjoyed looking through my binoculars and discovered the red on a red-winged blackbird.