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Bishop Speaks Week of June 25, 2014

Everybody’s Crazy…

During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.” “Well” said the director, “We fill up a bathtub of water, and then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.” “Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup.” “No”, said the director, “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?” Ooowee, I want you to know it seems to me everybody’s crazy these days. I urgently needed a few days off work, but I knew the boss would not allow me to leave. I thought that maybe if I acted CRAZY then he would tell me to take a few days off. So I hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises. My co-worker (who’s blond) asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb so that the BOSS might think I was CRAZY and give me a few days off. A few minutes later, the BOSS came into the office and asked me, “What in the name of good GOD are you doing?” I told him I was a light bulb. He said, “You are CLEARLY stressed out. Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.” I jumped down and walked out of the office. When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the BOSS asked her, “And where do you think you’re going?” She said, “I’m going home too. I can’t work in the dark. If you’re laughing this is a good thing but I want to ask you my readers how many crazy things you see from the time you get up in the morning till you arrive home and jump in the bed at night saying, “Wow what a day?” Last Friday at about 2:30 p.m., I was shopping for a few things at Giant Eagle’s Grocery Store. While pushing my grocery cart and looking at items on the shelves, a women in her bathrobe, house shoes and rollers in her hair looked at the items on the shelves as well. I stopped with my mouth wide open in shock and froze just looking at her. Looking at me in return, she yelled, “What are you looking at?” Pushing my cart and passing by her I responded without thinking, “I don’t know.” I was speechless. Remember back in the days when house shoes, house robe were just worn in the house? Remember when hair rollers were worn in the home and taken out and she combed her hair before she left home? Maybe it’s me…. maybe I’m crazy! Remember back in the days when you got paint on your pants and could not get it off and you’d simply cut the pants and make shorts out of them to wear? Now you can go to a clothing store and buy pants with paint already designed into the fabric. Remember if you tore your cloths and they could not be sewed up you’d simply tossed them into the trash? Now you can go to most clothing stores and buy cloths already with holes in them.

Times have changed, people are stressed out and what seems to have been out of order in the past is now normal these days. Individuals that I’m seeing on a daily basis are simply “Trippin” so much through life and stressed out that I’m here to offer some powerful Power Points from the Word of God. First… Calm Down… Shut Up and Quit Trippin! Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” We might not know what tomorrow holds yet we know who holds tomorrow. God! So many times we make situations more than they are due to our anxiety. Calm Down! God has your life under control. He knows how to handle even the seemingly complex situation with ease. Let us never forget that if in this world, people places and things seems out of order that God is a God of Order and has it in order so don’t fear and think you’re crazy but be courageous and remember 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” When the world seems crazy and upside down, remember to stand tall in solid ground and keep the Faith!

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