Speaking As If Insane

2 Corinthians 11:23 NASB “Are they servants of Christ?—I am speaking as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.” Emphasis is mine.


And just so there is no confusion, I KNOW that I am about to misapply how the Apostle Paul indicates that he is talking as if he is insane. Paul is indicating what he himself has been subjected to, as compared to what others have been subjected to, to make a point about himself, and he knows that is not something we should really be doing, hence the insane inference. But, it also should be noted, PAUL STILL DOES IT! (For references purposes, THAT is my twisted justification!)

So . . . in kind of the same manner, I am comparing myself with others, but in this particular instance, I am indicating what they have subjected me to. (Kind of the same . . . but different.) 🙂

These are just some random thoughts that have come to my mind as of late, as I move among the general populace:

“Is it humanly possible for you to move any slower?”
“Sure, you go right ahead, it’s my turn, but you’re obviously in a hurry!”
“Stop at a red light? Evidently not mandatory if you are late for work!”
“No, it’s OK, you can completely block the isle, and chat with your friend, I’ll just go back to the other side of the store and come at it from a different direction!”
“No problem, you take your time and discuss the weather, your kids and numerous ailments with the cashier, I enjoy seeing people interact with one another!”
“THIS line we’re all standing in? It’s for us commoners, but YOU get to go straight to the front of the line!”
“How silly of me! BMW owners obviously have the right of way!”
“No, don’t bother signalling your turn, it actually helps keep my reflexes in shape!”
“I used to think sand fleas had low IQs. Not so . . . I’ve seen dumber!”
“Sure, just throw it on the floor, I have to clean the car floor mats later anyway!”
“Who knew your car stereo woofers could make my windshield rattle?”
“So glad we’ve got your daily car horn test out of the way! Glad I could help!”
“I must know that guy, he waved to me with his finger!”
“No, don’t bother returning your grocery cart, if I swing to the right at a 45 degree angle, it’s not even in the way!”
“Sure, those parking space lines are only a suggestion, I can easily get out from the other side!”
“Parking space for two cars but YOU park in the middle? My mistake! I keep forgetting that trucks can do that!”

Hoping this gives you a smile!

Bruce the sheep sends blessings!


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