I just learned earlier this evening that the sewer has backed up at a friend's house and their basement is filling with poop. A few minutes later I heard my wife on the phone telling someone about her explosive diarrhea at The Cheesecake Factory. (I don't even want to know the context of that conversation.) I guess Christian community involves a lot of crap - literally. A good sense of humor doesn't hurt either.
A Prayer For The Twenty-Fourth Day Of Lent
Lord, we take ourselves too seriously. Remind us that you are both the God who is with us in misery and the God who is with us in joy. You are the God who created laughter. You are the God who created the platypus. Help us to find humor in the midst of our lives, even when it feels as if there is no humor to be found.
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.