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You have to be a little crazy to follow Jesus

I was reading my favorite devotional book today and saw this great thought: 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, Foll…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

I was reading my favorite devotional book today and saw this great thought:

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 too is laboring less under a cross than under a delusion.

From
Listening to Your Life by Frederick Buechner

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  • Good encouragement for the day cuz I get waves of feeling like we are absolutely NUTS!! A fine line between faith and insanity….suppose that’s why we take the Taylor/Johnson test! lol

    I spent my $3 and got the book. Looking forward to it along with my favorite, Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest”…can’t give that up!

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