I love odd people

odd-people“They went, and while still on their way, became clean. One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough—and he was a Samaritan.”  That’s a bit odd.

I love odd people.  I suppose it is because I am a bit odd myself.  I feel at home with odd people.  My dad was an odd person.  I loved my dad.  What is it about odd people that make my day?

I think maybe it is because they love life.  They appreciate what God has done for them and are confident enough in their identity to just be themself.  While most of the world looks at them and giggles behind their back, they have a smile and beauty that maybe only they appreciate.  They love God.

When I was a research scientist, I had a friend who wore different color socks.  He had more interesting things going on in his head than worrying about the color of his socks.  I had a mathmatician friend that took his toothbrush for a walk on a string.  I had another scientist friend who was comfortable peeling his toenails in the middle of a party.  These people were all brilliantly odd and didn’t fit in.  They were modern day Samaritans.

Samaritans don’t fit in, but do great things.  Wouldn’t you like the confidence to be a modern day Samaritan?

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “I love odd people”

  1. “When I was a research scientist, I had a friend who wore different color socks. He had more interesting things going on in his head than worrying about the color of his socks. I had a mathmatician friend that took his toothbrush for a walk on a string. I had another scientist friend who was comfortable peeling his toenails in the middle of a party. These people were all brilliantly odd and didn’t fit in. They were modern day Samaritans.”

    😯

    omg.

    Ok, I thought I was weird, but…..

    I don’t have a problem with fear (too much!) Let’s ALL be crazy for the Lord! Samaritans all 😀

  2. I fit into the “Odd” category. It would be much simpler going with the flow in life and being like everyone else.

    It is also a life that has it’s rewards if few friends, although the ones I have are good ones.

    The part of me that does not conform tries to be sincere. I believe everyone is best served by honesty whether they agree or not.

    Tolerance and peace are wonderful ideals if they can be successfully practiced. When Christ walked the earth I don’t believe he cared much for anything aside from the person’s character or soul.

    There were those he had no patience for, the scribes, Pharisees and Hypocrites and the people who would make the synagogue into a market place. Even the Son of Man had a temper and not much patience for certain people and their practices.

    There are many faces to Jesus. That is why he so interesting. 🙂

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