Humor… by bigplew
July 17, 2008, 11:34 am
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by Mike Plewniak

CJ Mahaney recently spoke at Covenant Life on the subject of humor.  This is a must listen to, must learn, must apply message for all manspeakers.  Guys often get this wrong….on both ends.  Either not appreciating the gift that humor can be or using humor in a proud, unbiblical way.  I think CJ gets it right.  Listen.

From 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.”


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