A Franciscan Blessing:

“May God bless you with foolishness.   Enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim can not be done.   Amen”

Let’s think about this for a minute or two, working back from the end to the beginning…….

Others claim can not be done…..   There are many people in this world who seem to think that it is a gift to be able to tell others what can’t be done.   “But we’ve never done it that way before.”   “You can’t do that!”    “But how are we going to…….”

You can do what others claim can’t……   Don’t listen to those who say it can’t be done.   Do it.

Foolishness from God ….  First off, if it’s from God, it might seem like foolishness according to the world’s standards, but it’s not.   Secondly, nothing is foolish to God and all things are possible.

Bless you with foolishness ……  The kind of foolishness that comes from God is a blessing, not a curse.    Embrace it, run with it, shake life up and look for God in what you see around you.

I read another book where the author asked a “famous Christian speaker and writer” this question:

“How do I know if this is God’s plan for me?”  

The answer?  “If it matches up with God’s will in the Bible and you feel led to do it, go for it with confidence.”

So what sort of foolishness is God calling you to get involved in?    What sort of foolishness is God calling me to get involved in?



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