Saturday, July 03, 2004

oh, and one more thing...from buechner.

this paragraph was in the book i was reading last night and while i've heard things like this before, i was pleasantly reminded of who it is we serve and what this means our lives should mirror because of it.

"If the world is sane, then Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The world says, 'mind your own business,' and jesus says, 'there is no such thing as your own business.' The world says, 'follow the wisest course and be a success,' and Jesus says, "follow me and be crucified.' The world says 'drive carefully---the life you save may be your own,' and jesus says, 'whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.' The world says, 'law and order,' and jesus says, 'love.' the world says, 'get' and jesus says 'give.' In terms of the world's sanity, jesus is crazy as a coot, and anybody who thinks he can follow him without being a little crazy is laboring less under the cross than under a delusion." --Frederick Buechner

i know i know, this can give some people permission to be called crazy, radical, frizzy-haired christians, but my guess is (and hope) is that no one reading this will take it that way. happy friday.

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