Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mahaney: Don't Waste Your Humor

Josh Harris:
In his message Don't Waste Your Humor C.J. shared a quote from Terry Lindvall's book, Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis:
Laughter is a divine gift to the human who is humble. A proud man cannot laugh because he must watch his dignity; he cannot give himself over to the rocking and rolling of his belly. But a poor and happy man laughs heartily because he gives no serious attention to his ego. . . . Only the truly humble belong to this kingdom of divine laughter. . . Humor and humility should keep good company. Self deprecating humor can be a healthy reminder that we are not the center of the universe, that humility is our proper posture before our fellow humans as well as before almighty God. . . . "I suppose," wrote C.S. Lewis, "we should mind humiliation less if we were but humbler."
You can hear C.J.'s message here. I also posted on my church blog a list of questions for application that Brian Chesemore did for the message.