Dear sister, I have posted this before in response to something somewhere, but I believe it bears repeating in answer to your question.Can Christians Retain A Sense Of Humor?
I have a dear friend and brother in the Lord that I talk to weekly long distance by phone, and now that I've gone on line we correspond that way also. He grew up in a superstitious family from Puerto Rico, and retained some of that regardless of accepting the Lord as his savior. To set the scene I started receiving emails from him that would suggest the things that would come my way by either forwarding the message to 7 other persons, or the consequences of not doing so. He is a great Salsa dancer and I told you that so you would understand the following sarcasm I used. Hope you have the freedom in Christ to still have a sense of humor.
That reminds me of the man that went to church and got religion, then came home and told his wife and son what he had done. His son then went back to the barn to finish his chores and saw their old mule standing there with its head hanging down, looking half dead and slobbering and he just asked the mule, did you get religion too? When we receive Christ we have new life and that should be reflected to others.
Back to what I'm trying to say. When I received Jose's reply I laughed so hard and long I couldn't even tell my wife what it was all about. Attempting to bring his attention to what he was doing I sent the following email.
email sent to superstitious Jose -
Brother Joey, I'm getting funny feelings like I'm supposed to send at least 20,000 of these emails to different recipients within an hour to avoid disaster, and exactly 20,001 to become rich and regain my youth and health; WOW! The mysterious thing about it is that I'm to do all this without the aid of any means to keep track of the amount of email's I send or the time limits. One other thing, to confuse me even further, I must continue chanting "mumbamumba dumb.me" throughout the process while dancing the "Macarena," or whatever that dance is called. I keep thinking I want to do the "Salsa" instead but I don't know how - HELP! Oh-oh, times a wasting so I better get this message off to you quick and start building my exaggeratingly long address list in a hurry. Next I have to learn to use it at super-speed - I think I'm starting to look over my shoulder for a dove or some other great omen of safety.
Love in the precious name of Jesus.
email I received from Jose
Hello Laughing boy and girl,
Boy, it didn't take you long to learn how to transmit your sense of humor electronically, did it. I can just imagine you just laughing it up in your retirement. Luckily you have Holli and I who understand your morbid sense of humor and love you anyway. It's only through the love of God that we are able to do this. Just kidding, we love you both because you first cared. You accepted the both of us even though we may act stupid some times. Thanks
Feel free to send me the 20,000 and 3 email messages. I'll just delete them...or do you think bad luck will come upon me and turn me into a gremlin?
Love you very much in Jesus name, Joey