Thankfully, John the Baptist was goofy

by Jim Morgan

We read scripture all the time but do we ever stop to think about what we read. We develop some sanctified notions about things in scripture when reality shows a different twist.

Take John the Baptist as an example.

Scripture shows this guy living out in the wild, maybe in a cave or something. He ate locust and wild honey. He kept ranting and raving about the end of the age and performed the very un-Jewish rite of baptism. He angered the authorities of his day.

In a word, John was a nutcase.

Cool, God works by using oddballs

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