personal journey

This was a journal of my progress through the book "The Purpose Driven Life"...after having read the book, I know that I've only begun to learn about God's plan for my life.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Daily Bread

Ephesians 5:3-4 All uncleanness or covetousnness, let it not even be named among you, neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting.

My husband and I have 'off' senses of humor. Sometimes I wonder/ worry [though I shouldn't worry], that this is an ill representation of have our senses of humor. But at the same time, I remember that we are still human. We laugh about humanity, and the craziness of it all. And mostly about how many people take themselves way too seriously.

That is not to say that we should make fun of others, or their situations. I think that there is a fine line between humor and hurt. And I know that this is something that my husband and I need to watch out for, otherwise our senses of humor may turn around and make us look more than foolish. Hypocritical in fact.

I just think that we, as Christians need to be careful of what we find humor in. I know that it is something I am actively working on. My thought of late that is if it is considered a sin...then it isn't worth joking about.

That criteria has been serving me well so far.

However, being human...and all of our frailties...definitely worth making light of...otherwise we would be depressed all the time.

Give us a sense of humor, Lord,
Give us the grace to laugh and smile;
But check our lips from needless jest
That what we speak may be worthwhile. -Anonymous

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