A Comedy of Errors

Here are some answers to questions asked to children by priests, ministers and Sunday school teachers to find out if they have learned their lessons right.

                     Question: What is the name of God?

                     Answer: Harald.

                     The teacher then asked the little boy, “Why  Harald?”

                     Little boy’s answer: It’s in the Lord’s Prayer,

                    “How Father who art in Heaven, Harald be Thy name.”                                                                                                                                                                                            

                     Question: Who was Solomon?  

                     What do we know about Solomon?

                     Answer: Solomon was one of King David’s sons.

                     Solomon was king too.                                

                     Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.


                     Question: What is Christian marriage?

                     Answer: It’s when you have one spouse.

                     It’s called monotony.


In the August “Christ in Us” Workshop: Three Christ Super-senses: A sense of Wonder, A sense of Reverence, A sense of Humor, we realized that “humor,” i.e. “a healthy sense of humor,” is no laughing matter. It is truly an amazing, life-saving, freeing, healing POWER OF GRACE.

It is an “ephphatha” power, a power that opens up the human soul, freeing the soul from getting stuck, imprisoned in ourselves and the ever-present danger of taking ourselves too seriously, lifting us up and out of seeing a situation from just one perspective, helping us see from another, and that frees us from being bound by any, making the soul agile, nimble, like the fairy-spirits in “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

What a Christ Power to pray for, sometimes to get on our knees and beg for, to intend, to appreciate, to seek to cultivate as individuals and together the power to move to a place where we can look at ourselves, our dramas, our fallenness, our Humanity, and shake our heads and smile, maybe chuckle, even laugh, the grace of being laughable, the grace and goodness of a good sense of humor.  

by Richard Dancey


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