Monday, February 19, 2007

Jesus Is Funny

I come to that conclusion because I am funny. If I am made in His image, then it only stands to reason that He is funny. I like Jesus, actually, I love. He is so funny, though, let me break it down. He inventing the duck-billed platypus....have you ever seen pictures of it, it is very funny. He also invented Shih Tzu's a very funny looking dog. I think He wanted us to laugh so much that He even invented Toupees.
He so loves us and isn't part of love laughter. Isn't more fun to laugh with your family than to laugh with strangers? I love when my family is together because I am guaranteed a six pack from laughing (if you have seen me lately then you know I have not been around my family.....I am a registered fatty). My granddad has this deep belly laugh followed by the occasional snort, which sends me into an even deeper realm of laughing. I think laughing is a remedy to what ales a lot of the folks on the earth. I think we should bottle it and prescribe it to those around us.
Have you ever studied people's laughs? I love to when someone is just out and out laughing, It makes my day, and I can't help but crack a smile. I am fairly sure but have no research to back it up, that laughter is addicted. I mean I have been in some pretty rotten moods and someone around me laugh uncontrollably, and I find myself letting go of what is keeping my joy hostage, and screaming out a laugh, so good and deep in my spirit that I completely forget that I, two minutes ago, had some sort of sorrow.
Now, joy and laughter are two different things. Joy is an inner peace that is always with you through thick and thin. Much like a true friend, you have had joy in anything, it is like the love of God, unconditional. Happy is part of joy but happy depends on an emotion to be present. You need happiness, but sometimes happiness is not always available. Like going to Starbucks and finding the are out of blueberry scones....EEK! Joy is what motivates you to love, live, laugh, and have your being. Also, Joy is given by God, if you don't know Him then you have a counterfeit Joy. The counterfeit is not worthy of even being called "joy",; we should come up with some other word, like "foy" or "fake joy". I know that may sound silly, but it is the truth.
So, next time you find yourself flopped over the backside of a chair uncontrollably laughing, and while those tears are falling from your eyes, because the ecstasy of the moment is too much for your emotions and will to take in....examine the situation, is it joy or happiness........

Peace, blessings, and of course Vaya Con Dios!


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