The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Are you crazy?

When you a follower of Jesus don't be surprised if some people, particularly your family, thinks you are a bit off your rocker, that you are crazy. You are in good company because Jesus had the same response from his family. In the middle of his ministry, Jesus' family came looking for him exclaiming, "He is out of his mind" (Mark 3:21). 

C.S. Lewis made this declaration about Jesus: 

" I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I am ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg--or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us." (Mere Christianity)

In the 21st Century people still have the same challenge with Jesus his family did. 

Do not be surprised if people think you are crazy for following Jesus.

Ronald Friesen © 2015


  1. Been fine. Ron, have you ever looked at either of these groups? They do good work, I sometimes attend events with IPL.

  2. YF, Yes, I am familiar with these organizations. They are all doing good work. Thanks for the reminder.