Tribute to Galileo

He was full of it. You know that, right? He was the weirdo. He was the crazy one. Galileo had the audacity to go against the cultural norm.

He was counter-cultural.

The world is flat. That sounds stupid today, doesn’t it. Well, it didn’t. It was the norm. If you were going to ride on a boat for a while, watch out for the end of the world when you drop off and fall into space…

I’ve wondered what it would be like to be finally accepted by culture. I’ve wondered what it would be like to have such an off-the-wall perspective on a particular piece of data, yet after time and conversation, the lights would turn on for all of us and we would all agree on that particular piece of data.

The piece of data I am contemplating very actively is about “going to church” and the Body of Christ. You see, there is this cultural norm that church is supposed to be for some reason. But there is a Galileic perspective of the Body of Christ.

There isn’t a drop off. It is a spherical perspective. And we aren’t the center of the universe. The Son is. I have been told that the Lord will draw people to His voice through the venues and arenas He so chooses. I have come to a place where I believe that too.

But I also wish I could show people the telescope I am looking through. But then again, that’s my perspective. When it comes down to it, I am thankful I have been put in the same grouping as Galileo…the weirdo, or the crazy guy.

No matter the cost, the reality of the center being Christ, and the reality of our realm being spherical and infinite is well worth it.

So be encouraged fellow crazies! Know the view of Christ that the Lord has given you is one that could possibly change your environment and culture. Not on this realm, of course, but in His realm.

Live through His view. Pursue His centrality. Others will then only be able to see Him.


  1. jimpuntney · July 6, 2012

    The dancer is deemed insane by those who don’t hear the music. It’s our duty to help them hear the music, and join in the dance.

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