Greetings from Peter Mayer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


“For the day will come
when you leave this dusty town

And your cross will take it’s place
by your father’s in the ground

Love is not just a fable
 that Hollywood bought and sold

Oh let me tell you now love is the only road”

Blue River  by Peter Mayer and Vince Varvel

I have always thought and felt that these lyrics of Peter’s reflect a deep, conscious spirituality.  They are mindful of our mortality. They also reflect and point to something greater and much larger than ourselves, namely LOVE.

Today is a day for foolishness. Psalm 40:1 reminds us “the fool has said in his heart there is no God.” So, I’m not advocating that type of foolishness, but rather the folly that St. Paul wrote about to the Corinthians. Check out this text message from 1 Cor 1:

“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. 19For it is written,
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."
20Where 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? 21For 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. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.”

Jesus’ words often sound like foolishness, don’t they?

3"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
4"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
5"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”
6"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
7"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
8"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
9"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
10"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

11"Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Try these on for size today. I bet you find they fit. No foolin’


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