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The Book of Revelation brings laughter?
Who would think you’d hear so much laughter when studying the book of Revelation in the New Testament? It’s full of such gruesome details.
Approximately 15 women and men, from different Christian denominations, gather at Wangen Prairie Church every week. There is no hesitancy about sharing their opinions! Or their laughter!
And each scripture verse gets a “going over”.
The book of Revelation is filled with symbolism and horrible descriptions of pestilences that will be released on the earth at the “end of days”.
As the group progressed in their study, they came to an interesting point in Revelation 8:1. It stated: “When he opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven…”
They all became very quiet when pondering this serious thought: “silence... in heaven”?
But then one gal spontaneously quipped: “Guess that means none of us will be there!”
The laughter bounced off the walls! I think it’s even possible it could have broken up any “silence in heaven”!
Can you handle not being “politically correct”?
The volunteer board of directors at the local public library was discussing the plan for the staffs’ vacation days for the Christmas holidays.
It wasn’t until I had heard that religious reference several times that I realized we were not all Christians here.
I began wondering if maybe we should rather be using the term of winter holidays or something.
At that point I looked at the board chairman and said: Oh, I just remembered... you’re Jewish!
He retorted: “But I put up my stocking! I accept presents!”
And he had me laughing!
How delightful that we can share moments of humor and comradeship even though we have differing concepts in our beliefs.
(Now I’ve got to figure out what kind of celebration Hanukkah brings that I can enjoy too!)