“Funny is when EVERYBODY laughs.”__C. Smith
Some of the best laughs are those shared laughs that have to be suppressed because of the situation or location (i.e. church service, classroom, business meeting, funeral ). In the past when I failed at my attempts to hold in a good laugh, I’d cover it with a fake sneeze or cough— guilty (and forgiven lol ) Anyway, the Bible says:
I would say that I have a “dry” sense of humor because I am more annoyed than amused when presented with slapstick or clown-like antics. But I delight in bottom-line truths and innocent gaffes; and I scoff at absurdities and attention-seeking gimmicks.
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.__ Ecclesiastes 7:6
Ecclesiastes 3:4 says that there is a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. And as believers, we know that even our tests and trials, will be used by God to work for our ultimate good. (Romans 8:28). We can smile because today’s “tragedy” is fodder for tomorrow’s ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing)! LOL!
“Tragedy plus time equals comedy”__ Steve Allen, Comedienne
Three men died on the same day and they stood together at the gates of heaven. Saint Peter came up to them and said,
‘You will all be given a method of transportation for your eternal use around heaven. You will be judged on your past deeds and will have your transport assigned accordingly’
Saint Peter looked at the first man. ‘You were a bad man. You rarely attended church and you cheated on your wife four times. For this, you will drive around heaven in an old, Yugo.’
Next Saint Peter looked at the 2nd man ,’You weren’t so bad, you went to church pretty regularly, but you still cheated on your wife two times. For this you will forever travel through heaven in a station wagon.’
Saint Peter finally looked at the 3rd man and said, ‘You have set a fine example. You attended church every Sunday, you were a tither and you never cheated on your wife. For this, you will forever travel through heaven in a Golden Mercedes Benz’
A short time later, the first two men pulled their cars next to 3rd man’s Mercedes where they saw him crying with his head on the steering wheel.
‘What’s wrong man?’ they asked. ‘You got the Gold Mercedes. You’re set forever. Why so down?’
The 3rd man slowly lifted his head, crying he said, ‘I just saw my wife go by on a skateboard.‘