Here, I offer my own bit of madness at work.
In the classical world, the phenomenon of “love at first sight” was understood within the context of a more general conception of passionate love, a kind of madness or, as the Greeks put it, Theia Mania (“madness from the gods”). -Frank Tallis “Crazy for You”
But what if God himself were the maddest of all? (I say so only from our human point of view) For if God were indeed mad, then mad would be normal and the loftiest goal to aspire to.
Some say God’s mad as in angry; I know it’s not true,
But, perhaps God still is the maddest of all.
Omnipotent Madness shaped us stable and sound,
All things in our power, save for one little tree.
One little tree that would bring us to be,
Broken and marred, ashamed and weighed down.
Yet, Omnipotent Madness, never left town.
Bleeding and dying, the whole world in His sight,
Forgive them! He cried, ‘till, He suffered and died.
Wrapped in white linen he lay in the tomb,
Three days in the dark as hope slipped away,
None could remember this mind-boggling promise.
So, our story’s not over,
Wait there’s still more,
Omnipotent Madness made a decree,
“Raise Him again and let the whole world see!”
What will it take for the truth you to see?
Divinity died for you and for me.
-M. Matheson revised 2016
I welcome your thoughts and comments, but please, if you want a theological argument, consider my madness and then move along.