Monday, September 11, 2017

Foolish People

Beware!  You might go crazy if you read any further.  Dangerous thoughts abound in here.

I want to be counted in the ranks of the foolish ones.  Foolish individuals are often the ones who do the impossible. 

Mother Theresa was perhaps a foolish one.  Who would go and live in poverty with the sick and dying, and find joy in pressing a cold cloth to a fevered brow, or delight in emptying bedpans for one who cannot get out of bed?  Who would give her life to those who are dying? 

Some might say ‘only a fool would do that.’  And yet she did.  And she changed the world.

John was considered a fool.  He wanted us to go into space, to travel beyond the bounds of earth.  And so, we tried for many years.  We spent millions of dollars.  The nay-sayers threw up every objection possible.  “It will cost too much.  Our bodies can’t stand that kind of force.  It’s too dangerous.  But someone might get killed?” 

And he kept at it.  And we succeeded, as a nation and as a people.  Some might say John F. Kennedy was a visionary.  He was most certainly considered a fool.  And we did it anyway.

Foolish people see the invisible.  They also are the ones who accomplish the impossible.

Do you have a wild and crazy dream?  Do you see things that don’t exist?  Then perhaps you’ll find the determination to go beyond the now-known bounds of man’s abilities and knowledge and bring us the new, the next wave of gadgets, and ideas, and technological creations that will become staples in tomorrow’s world. 

~Perhaps you'll be the one to write the next great novel, or you will discover that amazing cure we've been seeking.
~Maybe your voice has matured, your intonation is spot on, and you sing with such pathos that we will clammer for your recordings. 
~Maybe that squeaky violin has now become an instrument of peace and calm and soothes the soul of millions.  

Sometimes, a fool leads us. 


 “There are no foolish questions 
and no man becomes a fool 
until he has stopped asking questions.” 

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

No comments:

Post a Comment