The Foolish

Do you have much tolerance for foolish people? I tolerate them, but only as long as I have to. Some are fools that ignore history, or common sense, or even the facts before their eyes. I find it hard to follow someone who denies what their own eyes tell them. But that’s a fool.

The harder spot is the foolish thinking I’ve had myself. Sometimes I mistake my own opinions for facts, and it doesn’t feel good when someone calls me out on it. Granted if you are in leadership, sometimes you have to make choice without all the facts. Sometimes you are wrong, and others call you out. We don’t like criticism, but we need it like air. We are not as wise as we think we are. And someone spotting the fool in me is doing me a favor. Do you have friends who sometimes act like fools? Would you let them continue in their folly or would you offer helpful correction?

It’s painful to watch a fool, because you know they will come to a bitter end. Reality will catch up to their opinions, and they will suffer. But often fools resist correction, thinking their own opinions are paramount. At that point, only God will be able to correct them. But a kind word on our part doesn’t hurt either.

God bless you today and watch our for those falling in their pride. You might be able to catch them.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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