This Sunday Blog is dedicated to HUMOR….
“Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.”
The priest asks, “Is that you, little Joey Pagano?”
“Yes, Father, it is.”
“And who was the girl you were with?”
“I can’t tell you, Father. I don’t want to ruin her reputation.”
“Well, Joey, I’m sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?”
“I cannot say.”
“Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?”
“I’ll never tell.”
“Was it Nina Capelli?”
“I’m sorry, but I cannot name her.”
“Was it Cathy Piriano?”
“My lips are sealed.”
“Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?”
“Please, Father! I cannot tell you.”
The priest sighs in frustration. “You’re very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you’ve sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself.”
Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, “What’d you get?”
“Four months vacation and five good leads…”
I HAVE TO LAUGH AT THIS: I did a search for “Did Jesus have a sense of humor?” and the Billy Graham site addresses it with this:
“…think for a moment about the image Jesus used to describe how hard it is for a proud, self-confident rich person to enter the Kingdom of God. He said it would be like a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle (see Luke 18:25). Can you imagine His audience not laughing as they tried to picture this in their minds? I can’t. His point was serious—but He used an exaggerated, humorous image to get it across.”
I’m thinking that if that’s the only example Graham’s people can come up with, then…no, humor wasn’t probably big to Jesus!
Another site said “People thought things were funny that we don’t find funny today.” Another site said “When Nathanael said ‘nothing good comes out of Nazareth,’ Jesus didn’t get angry…he probably was amused.” Well….maybe! I hope so. With all the sad things Jesus saw, with constantly being hounded by the Pharisees and Sanhedrin and many of the common people, why would humor be tops on His list?
But, that’s okay! He had saving our souls on His mind and I’m down with that!!!
(I’m thinking He’s probably laughing at us NOW!)