The word, “fool,” came from the sixteenth century. Originally, the fool was the court jester, hired by the monarch to make the court laugh, to poke fun at the monarch to show how human he or she was, or, just to enlighten the mood.
Theologically, a fool is the opposite of the wise person. Fools build their faith life on sandy sites. And wise people just know how to build their faith houses on rock. When the storms come, they know that only prayer can repair them with good walls and ramparts.