January 18, 2016 on 11:21 am | By | In Faith & Forgiveness | Comments Off on MONDAY THOUGHT 1/18/16: FIXING STUPID

We’ve heard the phrase and seen the signs:  You can’t fix stupid!  It is a way of dismissing certain people and certain behavior as being beyond change or redemption.  And I’m sure we all know people who do seem hopeless.  It may be true for us:  We cannot fix stupid.


However, it’s not true for God.  That’s one of the things God does:  He fixes stupid; He takes the hopeless person and fills him or her with hope; He takes the lost cause and fixes it with ease; He fixes stupid every day.


My point:  Never give up on that lost cause or that lost person.  God can fix the most broken life.  He does it every day.  So, just trust.  – jri


Whenever he was put into chains and shackles –

as he often was – he snapped the chains from his

wrists and smashed the shackles.  No one was strong

enough to subdue him.  Day and night he wandered

among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and

cutting himself with sharp rocks.”

  • Mark 5:4-5



“A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw

the man who had been possessed by the legion of

demons.  He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly

sane, and they were all afraid.”  

  • Mark 5: 15



People can and do change.  I’ve seen young women trapped in a hopeless cycle of sex and drugs turn away from their self-destructive lives and turn to the healing and forgiveness only God can offer.  I’ve seen men transformed from lives of crime and self-absorbed self-centeredness into men of faith and pure joy and selflessness.  Yes, God does fix stupid.


John Ingrisano


January 18, 2016

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