John the Baptist was three quarters crazy. Let's be honest. But it is exactly the crazy guy who knows what God is up to.
But how often to I ignore or write off the insights of someone I deem as mentally ill or just a bit off? Maybe it is those folks who know more about what God is up to in our lives and in the world.
So this week pay attention to that annoying neighbor who seems a bit strange or to that co-worker who is just a bit off. Listen to the woman who wanders around town talking to herself. Perhaps that is where the Reign of God is breaking in to us.