Thought of the Day November 22, 2021 Fools for Christ

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"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" (1Cor 4:10).

What does it mean to be a fool for Christ? The example that Jesus used of the widow, who put in the temple treasury all she had, is one who was a fool for God. She totally trusted in God's divine providence. In the eyes of the world her action was foolish. In God's eyes she was following his inspiration and invitation to trust in him. The woman, who chooses to give birth to her child, even if means the risk of her own life, is a fool for Christ. The politician, who votes according to his conscious rather than what is politically correct for reelection, is a fool for Christ. In other words, when we choose God's way even at the expense of rejection and misunderstanding by others is to be a fool for Christ. Someone has said: "I rather be a fool for Christ, than a fool without Christ." Daily in life we are called to take a position with Christ or without Christ. It's our choice.

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