“We are fools on Christ’s account”

A lot of people found it odd that Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were on the same date this year. But we have an even odder one for you… Easter is on April Fools’ Day!

At first glance, they might seem difficult to integrate, and the juxtaposition somehow disrespectful to contemplate. But there’s another way of looking at it.

In his first letter to the Christians in Corinth, Saint Paul says, “We are fools on Christ’s account.” And Saint Francis of Assisi was known as “God’s fool.” But most of the time, we’re urged to not be fools. Looking foolish is something to be avoided at all costs. Being treated like a fool is an insult.

What kind of foolishness is it that Saint Paul is talking about?

Everything about Christianity seems foolish to the world. Think about what we believe to be true:

  • God became human. The all-powerful, all-knowing…

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