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I am a fool for Christ . . . whose fool are you? ― Brother Andrew

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. … For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (1 Corinthians 1:18, 25, NIV)

The life you clutch, hoard, guard, and play safe with is in the end a life worth little to anybody, including yourself, and only a life given away for love's sake is a life worth living. To bring his point home, God shows us a man who gave his life away to the extent of dying a national disgrace without a penny in the bank or a friend to his name. In terms of human wisdom, he was a perfect fool. And if you think you can follow him without making something like the same kind of a fool of yourself, you are laboring under not a cross, but a delusion. There are two kinds of fools in the world: damned fools and what Saint Paul calls "fools for Christ's sake.” — Frederick Buechner

We are fools for Christ's sake. (1 Corinthians 4:10, ESV)

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

                                                            — Jim Elliot

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