Thursday, January 17, 2008
When I was a teenager this was definitely my favourite album, I then got into U2 and thought I had become more serious in my music tastes!
Read this in Phillips Yancey's Rumours Of Another World:
If the world is sane, then Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, There is no such thing as your own business. The world says, Follow the wisest course and be a success, and Jesus says, Follow me and be crucified. The world says, Drive carefully - the life you save may be your own - and Jesus says, Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The world says, Law and order, and Jesus says, Love. The world says, Get, Jesus says, Give. In terms of the worlds sanity Jesus is crazy as a coot, and anybody who thinks he can follow him without being a little crazy too is labouring less under the cross than under a delusion. "We are fools for Christs sake", Paul says, faith says - the faith that ultimately the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men, the lunacy of Jesus saner than the grim sanity of the world.
There's a song by the band James called Sit Down, I love the line "all those who are touched by madness sit down next to me"
If this is you you're welcome to come round and have a seat on my porch anytime.
at 10:16 AM