I Must Be a Fool

Seems I've imagined Him all of my life
As the wisest of all of mankind
But if God's Holy wisdom is foolish to men
He must have seemed out of His mind

For even His family said He was mad
And the priest say a demon's to blame
But God in the form of this angry young man
Could not have seemed perfectly sane

We in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
And we in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
And so we follow God's own fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable
Come be a fool as well

So come lose your life for a carpenter's son
For a man who had died for a dream
And you'll feel the faith His first followers had
And you'll feel the weight of the beam
So surrender the hunger to say you must know
Have the courage to say I believe
For the power of paradox opens your eyes
And blinds those who say they can see


So we follow God's own Fool
For only the foolish can tell
Believe the unbelievable, come be a fool as well


Yehudi said...

What spurred this, J-man?

I.H.S. said...

That was nice, Papa Frank. I never heard that song before, thanks for sharing it. I sense a post coming out of this.


The Merry Widow said...

I've been a Michael Card fan for years, and a fool of G*D's for longer!
I really like this song!


Anonymous said...

Well, if you are right, P.F. you'll be very happy, and if you are wrong, you'll never know it . So why not?

Yehudi said...

This is a beautiful song...it's funny because the more I think I know, the more He reminds me that I am barely scratching the surface!

Brooke said...

Very nice!

Papa Frank said...

You are a wise man, Hermit!!!

La Feroce Bete said...

I see bloggers use G*D a lot. What does the * mean, if anything?

The Merry Widow said...

LFB-I have commented at a number of orthodox Jewish sites, they write G*D as G_D...it is a form of respect...like using YHWH, it shows reverence...not familiarity that could touch irreverence.