“…………..and you say all those folks back there are foolish?”


Lenten Journey – Day 19
Biblical Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Open Invitation to Join Terri from

Cloaked Monk



11-Mar-12: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25


18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written,”I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.

22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,

23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.



“…………..and you say all those folks back there are foolish?”



“Ohsee, meesee, mysee–we just bees so silly-willy-nilly, all fallen down!”

So did Stumpy and Littley and Spottedy and all friends hugged in rest.

“Oh, now ye be stopped; now ye be all whopped out, “did Old Crow caw to crown

Those healing and panting friends with love from above for holding in breast.


“Oh, but wesee beesee so most foolsee-woolsee, can’t you see, Old Caw?”

“Whysee usees, sent to quest, climb, crawl to east for light, Light, LIGHT?”

“Why, know ye not?  Have ye not seen?  Have ye not been? Have ye not held that Paw?”

“Ye most lovely crittery ones walk in proof ye hold none wise but The One of Might!”


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claudia
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 02:20:24

    smiles..For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength…that’s one of my fav quotes in the bible…i like your interpretation of it…
    rgd. your question at my place.. i didn’t read it at dVerse…just linked it up there together with the other that have taken the challenge.. would be nice if you would visit us over at dVerse someday..smiles

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 02:36:39

      Would love to visit a dVerse,Claudia, but the timing is impossible for me with my present schedule! Anyway, so very pleased you enjoyed this interpretation of this LentenJourney scripture selection. I, too, feel very reassured by reading about God’s wisdom being the only wisdom that truly exists, because it is all we need!

  2. willowdot21
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 03:56:56

    Old crow came down and covered the critters with his wings and his love and again God looked down and smiled with love unknown!
    OH! granbee I love you posts they bring me peace at the end of another ………… day! xxxx

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 04:49:20

      So very honored to bring you peace with these posts, willowdot! Consider yourself cozzened and coddled by all these dear critterly friends!

  3. writinggomer
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 05:39:41

    The One of might indeed. Good thing for those critters…even better for us.

    His might is great to behold.
    His might surely worth more then gold.

    His might surrounds us and upholds us.
    His might holds sway as it must.

    His might is grand, never to much
    His might always deployed, with just the right touch.

    Hope you are having a great day sister granbee!! 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 05:44:29

      Thank you, Brother writinggomer! I am having a productive, hard-working and blessed day! Yes, we and these critters certainly are glad of The ONE of might!

  4. totsymae1011
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 07:41:51

    Love the last line. I’m gonna have to pull out my Bible yet. 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:53:06

      Tots, so very, very glad you enjoyed that last line, for I almost changed it! Hooray for first inspirations/impulses! I’ll bet you read your Bible more than you admit, you feisty lady, you!

  5. cloakedmonk
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:58:52

    I talked through these scriptures with the boys in the youth detention center and they noticed very strongly that God’s foolishness is wiser than their smartest! It was a fun evening.

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:54:02

      Oh, Terri, thank you so much for sharing that with us here! Those boys are learning some good lessons, it seems! So pleased you all had fun with this scripture, wisdom vs. foolishness!

  6. Vince Chough
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:03:39

    I loved this post! It’s like Suess…

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:05:13

      Bless you, Brother Vince! Such a very high compliment, to compare this post to the work of that genius, Dr. Seuss! So very pleased you enjoyed this post! I am very glad to have you with us on our journey!

  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 10:51:11

    Ah! light, Light, and LIGHT – I see the Trinity here…. 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 01:15:12

      Wow–Betty, you are getting ahead of me–but how wonderful that you already see the three lights of the Trinity! Praise be!

  8. ElizOF
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 10:57:55

    “Whysee usees, sent to quest, climb, crawl to east for light, Light, LIGHT?” Whatsay? 😆

    • granbee
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:33:20

      Yes, the Babe back in the Manger in the stable gave clear instructions with one loving look to these critters to set out on this quest to seek the One Perfect, Brightest Light, so that all could be connected perfectly, wholly in love and peace!

  9. lscotthoughts
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 12:11:18

    This is one of my favorites, Rose; how you convey God’s wisdom through your language of which, some I’ve used in my everyday life (ha,ha)…”silly, willy, nilly” and there have been many times that I’ve felt “whopped out!” But, seriously, this is another brilliant Lenten journey poem! xx

    • granbee
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:34:46

      Bless you, dearest, sweetest Lauren that every was! I should have guessed you used some of this language (tee,hee!), and that you would “favorite” a Lenten Journey post dealing with Godly wisdom–you being such a wise lady to recognize the source of ALL wisdom!

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