Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Fool for God

We are fools on Christ's account, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are held in honor, but we in disrepute.

Saint Paul is writing to the Corinthians, admonishing them for their self aggrandisement in their Christian life.  His role model for them to follow is being a fool for Christ.

Saint Francis is known to have called is band of brothers " Le Jongleur de Dieu", loosely translated as "Fools for God". This infers walking away from any pretense of self-proclaimed wisdom and proclaiming a simple, child-like faith.

Puffed up piety is always a temptation for me. Perhaps today is a day to work on relaxing a little, laughing more and being a fool for God.

Lord Jesus, help me to stop working so hard on being pious and relax more in your presence.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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