Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Fool: A Personal Example
I like cats. I loved our family cat. I began to tell Don about him. "Don, I found our cat on the street and showed him to my mom - she is a radical cat-lover and could not resist. What was cool was this cat turned out to be a Maine Coon Cat. It's huge - over 20 pounds! And we gave it the coolest name - 'El Gato' - which is Spanish for 'The Cat.'" I thought that was the sweetest name. I knew Don would be impressed. I told Don, "I'm glad we didn't name him something stupid like 'Mittens.'" Then I asked him a question: "What did you name your cat, Don?" Don said, "Mittens."
Don never called me to play golf again.
Proverbs 15:2 - "The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly."
Proverbs 15:14 - "The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly."
Proverbs 17:28 - "Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."
Proverbs 14:3 says, "A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them."
Proverbs 26:7 - "Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool."
Proverbs 30:32 - “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!"