Fools For Christ

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.  
                                                ~ Welsh Proverb
 
Bilious and bloated, they gas,
    “God is gone.”
Their words are poison gas,
    fouling the air; they poison
Rivers and skies;
    thistles are their cash crop.
                                                  ~ Psalm 14:1
 
Danny Kaye- The Court Jester
“Greatest with a blade”
 
Shakespearean fools are usually clever peasants or commoners that use their wits to outdo people of higher social standing. In this sense, they are very similar to the real fools, and jesters of the time, but their characteristics are greatly heightened for theatrical effect. 
(Wikipedia contributors. “Shakespearean fool.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 Mar. 2016. Web. 1 Apr. 2016.)
 
     While this scene does not come from Shakespeare, Danny Kaye is the “fool” in this wonderful tale.  He plays a clown who, in disguise is “The Fox” who is there to rescue a royal baby, heir to the throne.  His enemy is Ravenhurst who is working for the “dark side” those who would steal the throne.
     What you don’t know is that Basil Rathbone (Ravenhurst) was an expert with a foil.  He studied sword fighting.  Danny Kaye never studied sword fighting, he was just having fun.  Danny Kaye managed to surprise Rathbone and nearly skewered him having fun, a real life “fool.”
    God uses our abilities and our disabilities for God’s greater purpose.  If you watched the clip, you know that at a snap of the fingers, Giacomo became an expert swordsman.  He won the duel ultimately and Ravenhurst was “foiled.”  In the making of the film, even the expert had to be on his game to prevent himself and his fellow actor from suffering injury.
    Dear fools for Christ, give Him all you’ve got.  He knows what to do with a fool.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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