… or is it actually right-side up? Here’s a great quote from Frederick Buechner’s book Listening to Your Life:
If the world is sane, then
Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The
world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, There is no such
thing as your own business. The world says, Follow the wisest course
and be a success, and Jesus says, Follow me and be crucified. The world
says, Drive carefully – the life you save may be your own – and Jesus
says, Whoever would save his life will lose it and whoever loses his
life for my sake will find it. The world says, Law and order, and Jesus
says, Love. The world says, Get and Jesus says, Give.
In terms of the world’s sanity,
Jesus is crazy as a coot, and anybody who thinks he can follow him
without being a little crazy too is laboring less under a cross than
under a delusion.