Feeling foolish?

I’ve never enjoyed practical jokes like those typically rampant every April 1st. While I don’t mind laughing at myself, I don’t enjoy being made to look like a fool for someone else’s amusement.

This past week, many people have felt like victims of a multi-year practical joke perpetrated by various experts and authorities in the public square. Discovering that so many of these pundits were either not as “expert” as claimed, or else were purposely misleading us, tends to make folks feel foolish for falling for their pseudo-wisdom.

This is a lesson to all of us to look beyond the words of those labeled experts or insiders. We need to pull back the curtain and reveal the motives behind the words.

In 1 Corinthians, chapters two and three, the Apostle Paul speaks about worldly wisdom. His words are especially relevant in light of recent events.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”


1 Corinthians 3:19 New International Version (NIV)

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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1 Response to Feeling foolish?

  1. Olivia says:

    Many years ago I worked at a small magazine. Most of the articles were written by freelancers. One came through and was published. When I tried to find visuals to substantiate the “facts” as stated, was hard pressed. It’s a huge regret that I assumed it had been vetted by the editorial people before it came across my desk. I assumed the research problem was on my end.// It’s difficult to find unvarnished evidence for overly repeated “facts”. It’s like peeling an onion. Where did the original information come from? How was this interpreted? What is the purpose for that interpretation and application? Especially as we are bombarded with “information” from many quarters, covering many topics. Any suggestions where to find the truth would be much appreciated.

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