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The Gift of Laughter

The Gift of Laughter

inspiration, Laughter
In honor of the families spending Mother's Day together today and the lonely ones who might like to give their inner child a gift to get through this hard day. POULTRY IN MOTION! I just hope you didn't eat fried chicken before seeing this! Have a happy day!
Gratitude for Mom’s Laughter

Gratitude for Mom’s Laughter

Gratitude
Mother's Day is Sunday. It's a tough time for my family and me since we lost Mom last year. I've been quite sad a lot this week. But I've also been laughing often too. I've been looking at old photographs of Mom and she loved to laugh. Oh, she loved to laugh! And we loved to make her laugh too. It was hard not to be happy when my Mom was around laughing. I will be spending this Mother's Day with my youngest godson and remembering my own mother's laughter as we play. I am grateful! "May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around your heart of wonder." --Jon O'Donohue
So Anyway, Jesus, Muhammad, and Moses Were Playing Golf One Day …

So Anyway, Jesus, Muhammad, and Moses Were Playing Golf One Day …

conflict, conservatism, culture, Enlightenment, Hebrew Scripture, humor, jokes, monotheism, polyvocality, Religion, Renaissance, Spirituality
Why don’t gods ever laugh? Or more precisely, why don’t the gods of the three great monotheisms – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – ever laugh? Also, a corollary question: why don’t the spokesmen – they are always men – of the gods ever laugh? Why does no one – the gods or their spokesmen – ever tell a joke? Well, actually that is not strictly true. God does laugh in the Hebrew Bible (Prov. 1:25-26a, NASB): And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof; I will also laugh at your calamity ...  And also Psalm 37:12-13 (NASB): The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming. There are also a few sparse examples of great biblical characters laughing, as when Sarah laughed at being told of th...