Today is April Fool’s Day. I’ve always found the April Fool’s traditions to be odd. People celebrate it by trying to make someone else look silly through trickery and pranks. I’m not opposed to a little light-hearted fun, but as we think about how we can connect today to our Lenten practice, I wanted to offer an alternative idea.
Can you think of any way that your fear of looking foolish might be keeping you from doing what you know is right?
- Standing up for someone being bullied
- A practice at your job that goes against your conscience
- Having a difficult conversation with a family member about something that is troubling you
- Admitting to a trusted friend something that you’re struggling with
- Admitting you don’t know something and asking for help learning more
- Taking the time to ask questions rather than give answers
- Foolishness can look different for all of us, but I pray that each of us will not let the fear of being foolish keep us from taking a step toward being more faithful.
Questions of the Day
What’s one time in your life that you’re glad you were able to be foolish?
How do you think you’re being called to be foolish today?
We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! (1 Corinthians 4:10)