“Due to the Rector’s illness,
Wednesday’s healing service
will be postponed until
This is just a sample of church
and faith humor which we will
enjoy on Holy Humor Sunday.
We are sure that
God had a sense of humor.
He told Sarah toward the end
of her life she was going to
have a baby. She laughed in
God’s face and Isaac was born.
Isaac means “laughter.”
Goliath appeared on the scene
with armor, spears and sword.
God sent a young boy who
picked up a few stones along
the way and Goliath fell like
a freshly cut tree.
David later danced in his ephod
in an act of praise to God.
There was the day in creation
God created the giraffe,
the basset hound and
There were the evil spirits
send into pigs
who ran over a cliff –
a terrible waste of good country ham.
While I feel sorry for the pigs,
who can’t see the humor in this.
I look for the speck in my neighbor’s
eye while I have a log in mine.
Now, that’s funny.
The mission of Jesus was intense,
fraught with conflict and moving
in the direction of death. Surely,
there were moments of laughter
to relieve the tension.
This week we celebrate Holy Humor
Sunday as a sign that God has
laughed in the face of death, by
raising Jesus to new life.
I can hear God now saying to the angels,
"Hey y'all, watch this !!"
(Yes, I believe God is from the south).
How else do you explain all the fishing,
fishing boats, mountain climbing, barns,
crops, sheep, goats and his final act on earth
was to show the disciples a good
fishing hole and to take a walk on
a beautiful beach.
Join us Sunday and see what we cook up.
Laughing with God,