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Acts 26:24 While he was making this defense, Festus exclaimed, “You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!”
From my perspective, my friend could have been set free had he not yoked himself to a degree—a piece of paper. But my friend knows something that I do not: A new world requires a new life. Paul is in chains, rejected, and in poverty. But Paul has no remorse. He knows that he must go to Rome, and he knows what that means.
The mystic Rumi reminds us, “There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground,” and there are hundreds of ways to live and die in Christ, to rest and rise in glory. For all who are driven insane by too much learning, may the ground meet your lips.
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