How about putting fun back in the fundamentals of the faith?
“I am devoting the rest of my life to turning my griping into gratitude, my murmuring into melody. I want to spend my days not bellyaching but singing the praises of God. Unfortunately, too many of us are stalled at the test of gratitude. A double dose of holy humor can cure that malady,” says author Rev. Dr. Marshall L. Hoffman.
“Holy hilarity, a sanctified sense of humor, is strong medicine. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Prov. 17:22 KJV). A merry heart keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously.
“One of the signs of a healthy mind is the ability to smile at ourselves and see the humorous side of everything we do.
“The medicine of a merry heart not only cures us from an exaggerated sense of self-importance, it tends to put space between us and the traumatic experiences in our lives. It acts as a buffer zone to absorb some of their bad vibrations. There’s nothing like a merry heart to medicate you from the remorse and regrets of the woulda-coulda-shoulda syndrome.”
One hundred and forty-seven daily portions of mirth—from jokes to rib-tickling stories, from tall tales to true accounts, from hilarious things kids say to funny things that happen in church—these drops of holy hilarity will lighten any heart.
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