Just Because

Quite a few years ago I really began to think about what I thought was funny.  What made me laugh.  And, more importantly, would what I laughed at, make God laugh too?

Makes you stop and think.  

It has helped that I've refereed fights between kids for lotsa years.  When you hear one say, "It was funny"  Or "I meant it as a joke"  "I was only kidding". My response would often be "Well, clearly, it wasn't funny or a joke to them."

I prayed way back then that God would instill in me a holy sense of humor.  I have really felt His grace in this request. We can pray for this for ourselves and for our children. And, for the whole world. :)

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  1. Words and laughs can hurt!

  2. Good message. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Great BW message ~ humor does get abused ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  4. Interesting subject. It's rare that I'm amused enough to actually laugh out loud, but I am amused by many things.
    I guess I've always had strange ideas of 'funny'. I don't find it funny when people could be hurt and I remember waaaay back in high school when someone fell down in class and the teacher noticed I wasn't laughing. She told me it was OK to laugh but, to me, it wasn't. I've never figured out how that should make me laugh.

  5. We all want our kids to grow up with a good sense of humor, for what is life without laughter? That said, there is a time and a place for everything --including laughter. Mine are young yet, so there is constant reminding of having to be sensible and of needing to be sensitive to the situation.

  6. I was so picked on and laughed at as a little kid, that I have never been able to understand humor at the expense of another. Just don't get it. The profound simplicity of the golden rule applies to this in a great way. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  7. I have used that line often in my co op classes -it wasn't funny to them. Good thoughts and I agree whole heartedly.

  8. So true! People often use humour as an excuse for abhorent behaviour.

  9. Very true words and thoughts. I love your heart.


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