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.
It’s time for some Midweek Mirth so let’s smile a little!
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to, at the end of the worship service, ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.
The substitute wanted to know what to play. “Here’s a copy of the service,” he said impatiently. “But you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances.”
As the service was coming to a close, the minister paused and said, “Brothers and sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up.”
At that moment, the substitute organist played The Star-Spangled Banner.
And that is how the substitute organist became the regular organist.
And now for the bonus …
First guy: “I’m really in the doghouse. I ran afoul of one of those trick questions women ask.”
Second guy: “What kind of question?”
First guy: “She asked me if I would still love her when she was old, fat and ugly.”
Second guy: “That’s easy. You just say, ‘Of course I will.'”
First guy: “Yeah, that’s what I meant to say. But what came out was, ‘Of course I do.'”
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham