The Serious Purpose of Humor

28 August 2022

Sermon given by the Rev. Mark Galloway on 12 Pentecost (8/28/2022).

We live in a time of great arrogance. We are an arrogant people, and arrogance comes from pride. Pride was not created for human beings; pride comes from the Fall in the Garden. Pride is the unwillingness to accept the truth out of our own insecurity. One defense against these temptations is humor, for it requires us to be poor in spirit, and embrace humility. Humor for the Christian is a serious virtue, for it teaches us to laugh at ourselves.

(Please note: The first few minutes of this sermon were cut off due to a technical difficulty.)

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10:7-18; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14:1, 7-14

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