I am a fool who has found a bit of precious wisdom and that wisdom has transformed me.
It is Day seven of the season of reflection. Let us not become so reflective that we fool ourselves into thinking we are wise in our ingenuity.
You can read ot listen here and gain more than you could ever gain by listening to my feigned wisdom or commentary on the subject. Psalms 45, 47, and 48, Genesis 37:12-24, 1 Corinthians 1:20-31, and Mark 1:14-28 speak well for themselves. All I can offer is reflection and I shall.
God chooses the foolish things of this world of confound the wise --- or the presumably wise.
God calls simple dreamers who sing the maskil songs of contemplation and envision futures off the charts of logic to infuse with extraordinary wisdom not of this world.
God calls the humble to acknowledge the kingdom, turn around, receive the good news, follow Him, become more than they can be, and join Him in His work of liberating those oppressed by the powers of evil.
That is the call.
It is OK to be a foolish thing because the message of the cross is confounding to the minds of those who insist of boxing in their thoughts and boxing out the possibilities of wonder and redemption.
There is a letting go to following Jesus. There is a complexity in the simplicity and a simplicity in the complexity, but mostly a singularity in it all.
"The kingdom is here. Repent and believe. Follow me. Let me make you more than you think you are or can be."
That is how Jesus calls those discarded by the world and deemed to be foolish things.
That is how we become wise.