January 25, 2023
I have been told from time to time that my sense of humor makes folk think that I am not serious enough. I suppose that may be true to some extent; perhaps it is my lot in life to be a moderating influence on those who are overly serious. With that in mind, I offer the following for your consideration:
- To my way of knowing, no one ever died as a result of too much laughter and joy in life.
- A wiser person than me (almost all of humanity by definition) once said that God gave us tears to help us come to terms with what we are not and laughter to console us for what we are. I have forgotten who said that, probably due to my recent encounter with gravity and the resultant bump on my noggin.
- Laughter releases endorphins into our blood stream to make us joyful and content. I am told that running does the same, but a good joke does not require that I spend a fortune on running shoes and exercise attire. I’m a great fan of physical fitness; just not a participant.
- It is said that laughter is the hand of God on the shoulder of a troubled world. I particularly like this one. If I was going to have a tombstone I would ask that it be thus engraved. Perhaps I’ll just ask that it be printed on my funeral bulletin, biodegradable ones, of course.
- A lesser light without the Law once commented to me that there is no record in Scripture that Jesus ever laughed. Without thinking, I replied, “Probably because He did it so often the Gospel writers didn’t feel a need to include it. It was a given!”
To my way of thinking it still is!
I bid you peace!