Be Not Insane8
Vast numbers of people have lost their mind today, and do not know it. Insanity is the norm, rational thought and measured actions the exception.
But without recourse to reality it is not possible help the schizophrenic detect that his being Napoleon is an illusion.
It seems as if the curse of Deuteronomy 28:28 is come true in our own day, "The LORD will strike thee with madness and blindness." And so in Psalm 75:5 Scripture says ..
"I said to the madmen,
'Be not insane';
And to the wicked,
"Raise not your pride."
This prophecy is fulfilled in St. Mark 5:15 where the Evangelist writes of the man possessed by legions of demons, "And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind ..."
So hear this this mighty, divine Word which delivers what it says, "Be not insane." But sit at Jesus feet, dressed in your baptismal righteousness, and in your right mind like the demoniac, now made whole and set free by Jesus.