Friday, August 2, 2013

Laugh or Go Crazy

This world is serious business; ministry is especially so.  That's why I am a big proponent of humor.  In short, if you don't crack up regularly you may, well, crack up.

It can be hard at times to draw the line between humor in ministry (and in the private/public life of a minister) verses taking it too far.  I'm not referring to "bottom shelf humor" as I call it—the risque and the ribald have no place in the life of a saint.  Sophomoric scatological "latrine humor" doesn't do it for me, either.  While we all need to laugh we don't want to unwittingly make light of God or be facetious of holy matters.  It's not easy always to get the balance right.  Humor is subjective; sometimes a person has to be in the right mood to "get" the joke.  And sometimes a person just doesn't see the humor in the joke.

Give us the benefit of the doubt, forgive us and move on.  [laugh]

I like memes.  I post them on facebook.  I have a very  wry and very dry sense of humor.  I hope they come across "sounding" like I want them to, in the spirit in which they are shared.