Usually, that's a bad thing when someone calls you out like that - right?
Let's think - who do I consider a fool right now?
*Tiger Woods - a given...did he think he was going to get away with ALLLLLL that cheating?
*The Bachelor - I'll call him that tonight when he picks Vienna
*Anyone who watches the Bachelor ... oh snap, that's me! Nah, we're not fools - we need a time & place to yell at the tv - its natural....
So just because I love whatever Google brings up, I googled "Biggest fools" & there was an actual list of TV's Biggest Fools!!! Yep... I had to laugh... It holds the foolist ranks of:
*Joey from "Friends" - How YOU doing?
*Lenny & Squiggy from "Laverne & Shirley" - there's a flashback for you!
*Cosmo Kramer from "Seinfield" - NO ONE can make an entrance in the door like he can!
*Michael Scott from "The Office" - he is the World's #1 Boss
* Screed from "Saved by the Bell" - anyone see him on Celebrity Fit Club? If you havent, THATS the perfect example of a fool! Who's going to get in Harvey's face & threatened to beat him up?
Why all this talk of fools?
Well, last night at our Bible Study, it was asked, "Have you ever been a fool for God?"
I instantly have to think, "oh yeah!!!!!" - because after all, I work with Jr High kiddos! That right there should be explanation enough! Who else breaks their leg going down a water slide with a bunch of kids?
I do find it pretty easy to be a fool in that area - because after all, that's what the kids want - someone who's willing to be a little "foolish" - a little silly - a little bit on their level...
But then I think, am I a fool in the "real world" - with BIG PEOPLE - GROWN UPS?... Believe me, its a difference.
I was blessed to give the communion thought at church yesterday & I had to laugh because I was telling the kids it makes me SOOOO nervous to stand up in front of the "big people"... I can talk to a room full of kids all day long... but when the eyes of their parents are on me, its totally different...
So am I as bold in one area as I am another? Probably not... & I think that right there is where God may want me to work on - because afterall, Jesus was bold in EVERY area - whether with children surrounding him, or with broken women at his feet, or even standing in front of people of authority...and especially when Satan was TRYING to temp him....
I wanna be a fool in front of everyone!!!! .....(that's one weird statement!)
The rest of the night & all this morning, I've only had this song in my head "Fool for you" by Nicole Norderman... hope it gets in your head today... & maybe it'll inspire us all to act a little foolish for Jesus today!