Foolish is usually code for arrogant. It’s the foolish who think they already understand…and that they are right.
“But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” — Jesus (Luke 6:49)
Build a house without a foundation! What idiot would do such a thing?
Turns out, lots of us.
Jesus said—I paraphrase—“Here are secrets of the universe. This is how I’ve designed you and this life. And I’m showing you the heart of God, in living color. Align, and things will go better—for you and the people around you.”
But just like Jesus’ original audience, we object. “This is how we do things. This is how they’ve always been done. This is how we keep the power and order around here!”
But there’s hope! With every crash is an opportunity for a rebuild.