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!
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her fourth grade class. After explaining the commandment to honor thy father and mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, “Thou shall not kill.”
And now for the bonus …
A DJ at a university radio station ran through his material faster than expected during one shift. He asked listeners for requests, but no one phoned. So Sam played a few more wild hard rock numbers and asked for calls after each one, but still no response. Finally he got serious with his audience. “Okay,” he threatened, “if I don’t get any requests, I’ll play something my parents would like.” The phone rang immediately.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. — The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky
One day your life is gonna end
and you’ll be a wall-mount photograph,
so raise the glass, drink up, my friend,
and don’t forget just how to laugh.
Laugh with all your silly folk,
your brother who just wrecked his ‘Vette,
blew the mess off as hearty joke,
’cause he ain’t done with life just yet.
Laugh with Sis, whose wedding day
was somewhat marred by a fight
between the bridesmaids and the gay
photog who did their looks affright.
But most of all, laugh at yourself
before your urn goes on the shelf.
Keep laughing my friend.