One of the misconceptions about being a Christian is non-Christians think we don’t know how to have fun or have a sense of humor. Trust me, if the Big Guy can have a sense of humor when it comes to dealing with us mere mortals, so can we.
The difference for Christians is we don’t have to debase ourselves or others to generate a smile. Laughter at life or ourselves is a gift from God.
So, let’s smile a little!
One Easter a preacher and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the pearly gates waiting for them.
“Come with me,” said St. Peter to the taxi driver. The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St. Peter to a mansion. It had everything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an Olympic size pool. “Oh, wow, thank you,” said the taxi driver.
Next, St. Peter led the preacher to a rough old shack with a bunk bed and some broken down furniture. “Wait, I think you are a little mixed up,” said the preacher. “Shouldn’t I be the one who gets the mansion? After all I was a preacher, served at church every day and preached God’s word.”
“Yes, that’s true,” St. Peter rejoined, “But during your Easter sermons people slept. When the taxi driver drove, everyone prayed.”
And now for the bonus…
What Price a Sermon?
One Easter Sunday, Rev. Jones announced to his congregation, “My good people, I have here in my hands three sermons — a $100 sermon that lasts five minutes, a $50 sermon that lasts 15 minutes and a $20 sermon that lasts a full hour. Now, we’ll take the collection and see which one I’ll deliver.”
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.