Apart from humor and laughter, one would be vulnerable to unwise, unhealthy introspection, discouragement, and depression.
Humor cultivates humility.
The Bible tells us that only the humble are truly happy.
Those who are humble love to laugh at themselves.
"We should mind humiliation less if we were but humble." C. S. Lewis
Self-deprecating humor reminds us that we are not the center of the universe. It is a humble assessment of oneself.
The times when I do not engage in humor, I usually have a high view of myself.
Sin is not humorous and ought not be laughed at. I grieves the heart of God.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
don't waste your humor
Below are some quotes from C. J. Mahaney's recent talk "Don't Waste Your Humor":