– Lesson 1: Laugh at Self
When I make silly mistakes (particularly good ones are calling people I know and love by the wrong name, am clumsy or keep doing the same thing over and over) I like to think of these mistakes as the funny hiccups of being human, rather than the great faults that weigh me down.
-Lesson 2 Laugh at Life
When things are ironic: Ironic situations are great because the opposite of what you would expect actually gets to happen. What is the opposite of expectations than a surprise (Jesus saving us all by dying might be the greatest irony ever)
-Lesson 3 Laughing at Other’s Briliance
When things are so true, that its funny–you know when someone states something so well that it illuminates the entire situation
-Lesson 4: Every single time you get to see, talk to or otherwise interact with Childrn
Children have a gift for laughter, appreciate it!
-Lesson 5: When scripture calls for it
–you know when the Disciples seemed drunk in Luke? Last week we read Ephesians 5 and Paul basically comes out and says whatever you wear on your feet better be comfortable because the Gospel needs “real” shoes….there are a million places where the Bible is funny, find them!
Read http://katyandtheword.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/lol-pastor/ to find out more about my theology of laughter