Friday, April 01, 2005

Don't be a Fool

Don’t Be a Fool!
I wonder if people ever said those words to Jesus?
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. You’re just a carpenter from Nazareth. What can you do?
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Do you think the Romans will just stand by and let you build a kingdom?
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. You’re making the Pharisees angry with your clever answers.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. You’re making them angry with your miracles too.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Don’t go to Jerusalem. The Jews are waiting to kill you there.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Keep the people quiet. They’re calling too much attention to you.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Don’t let Judas walk out that door.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Tell Pilot what he wants to hear.
Don’t be a fool, Jesus. Call down the angels and show these evil men who you really are.

Don’t be a fool. But He was. For us.

3 comments:

Ginger said...

He didn't do much that others would consider politically smart, did He? That gives me courage.

Thanks for this thoughtful post!

Mary said...

Hi Marci,
You gave me a lot to think about with your post. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words about Domi, the sock modeling cat. So sorry to hear about the death of your dog. They are such dear creatures, aren't they?

Marci said...

Thanks for the sympathy, Mary. yes, I do miss my old Pepper, and I've been touched by the number of people who have expressed their sympathy, as you have.
Blessings, Marci