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For the word of the cross is foolishness
1 Corinthians 18
We have gotten pretty clever over the years. Weve created a lot of nice
buildings and cities, and we have made plenty of fancy gadgets, we know a lot
about science and medicine. We can find out about what happened in the past,
discover what is going on in space, we even have a good go at predicting the
future. If there is information about something you can now find it at the
click of a button and have a conversation about it with someone anywhere in the
Knowledge is available to most of the developed world but wisdom that is
something different. Most would argue wisdom is something that comes with
experience or age. Cervantes said Time ripens all things, no man is born
wise. Mankind has been around for a good while now and as a society we have
acquired a lot of wisdom, perhaps this is measurable by our advances in
philosophical and ethical thought, or our development of law.
The human race is strong too, we are probably getting stronger, taller and
faster than ever before. Perhaps we could look to our sportsmen for examples of
this. In the last hundred years we ran 100m 0.89secs faster, the marathon
31secs faster, jumped the high jump 47cm higher and pole vaulted 212cm higher.
To borrow from Spinal Tap
, if you got human ability and turned it all the way up
to 11 and God was playing at 1, the gulf between the two would still be
It says in 1 Corinthians 25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God
is stronger than men.
This kinda dampens the bonfire of how great we are so to speak but thats not
the whole picture, read on through it in verse 27
but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God
has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong
So if you recognise that you arent really that great, that you arent that
clever, that you arent that strong then God wants to use you for His glory.
At Foolish Films we are making this our manifesto, being fools for Gods glory.
We believe in our foolish dependance on God, that makes no sense to the wisdom
of man, we can actually be His glory. We have realised that we are not smart,
we dont have lots of money, or masses of equipment, or endless amounts of
fantastic ideas, but we know that God does. We long to see Gods wisdom
communicated to those around us in fresh ways, we long to see people experience
God through creativity and art. The dream is to start and expand, we dont want
this to be just about film. We long for others to join us; writers, poets,
musicians, designers, painters, sculptors, a network of fools.
We hope to be a group that goes against conventional wisdom, that doesnt get
trapped by being realistic, that isnt so scared of something failing it
never bothers to start. So if you hear the call answer it.
1 Corinthians 1 (The Message)
That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own
horn before God
..If youre going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.
Andy1 Corinthians 1 18-31