Humor Is A Sign Of Superiority

“Once upon a midnight dreary as I pondered weak and weary”

Edgar Allan Poe

As I write this post, it is not midnight but 9 p.m.  But I did come across a quotation I found interesting and after some pondering, decided to share it with you.

“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.”

Romain Gary

My Interpretation

God gave us humor as a positive tool for use in dealing with the curve balls life  throws our way.  It is a sign of our superiority over death, illness, and other nasty life events, because finding humor in a situation is like finding the silver lining behind a black cloud.

It is also a sign that God deems us worthy of victory over evil when it enters our life.

Death

Now I can hear some of you saying “There is no humor in death.”  You are right death is not funny.  Joe’s death was not funny.  However, our family gathered at Joe’s brother’s house for dinner the day of the funeral and everyone sat around the dining room table remembering Joe and the funny antics he did during his life.  There was a lot of humor and laughter and as a result, our healing from grief started that night.

So even in our darkest hour, there was humor.  If there had not been humor that night, death would have killed us too.

My Prayer

Thank you gracious heavenly father for creating humor and giving us the ability to laugh, even in our darkest hour.  May everyone of us realize  humor is a sign that you consider us worthy – worthy of victory even when we are weak and weary.  In Jesus name – Amen.

May you be blessed with lots of humor and laughter this weekend, whether times are good or bad. 

(Author’s note:  This post was inspired by Barbara Ann Kipfer’s “8,789 Words of Wisdom.”  On page 457 I found the statement “Humor is an affirmation of dignity.” and decided to research that statement.)

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