The City of... blog has finally caused me one too many problems, the most recent one being GoogleChrome's insistence that my site is malware (which one of our current Mission Interns blames on some sort of Israeli military mole). So I'm finally signing off of City of... and am going to start posting here at Foolish Hosey. I'm going to write something about Nicaragua this week, but I thought I'd just introduce the blog first.
The name comes mainly from me being a bit of a fool, and partly from one of my favorite Bible verses, one which accompanied me throughout my time in Palestine/Israel and still has meaning for me today:
"Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that none may boast in the presence of God." (1 Corinth 1:26-29)
What we do--whether it's speaking out against injustice, chatting with a homeless person, or claiming that the simplicity of bread and wine has cosmic significance--is foolish to the world. By "we" I mean all sorts of people, people who read this blog and mostly those who don't, but generally people dedicated to voices that aren't often heard, to miracles that aren't often seen, to winds that aren't often felt. And what is considered low and despised, what is considered nothing, reducing to nothing things that are.
So watch out, all of us who hold power and privilege, who hold the wisdom of the world. There are a bunch of nothings out there who will reduce us to nothing, to. So let's all get used to nothing. Let's all be a bit foolish, shall we?