Dear Pastor, It’s Monday, and you need to laugh at yourself, your congregation, and your critics.
I know that you probably taught a mid-week Bible study, led a finance committee meeting, counseled a young couple, visited someone in the hospital, and somehow still were able to deliver a sermon on Sunday Morning despite your physical and emotional exhaustion.
You care deeply for your congregation, family, and God. Unfortunately, I can’t increase your salary, hire additional staff to support you, or provide the respect you so richly deserve.
All I can do is remind you that laughter is the best medicine and ask you to join me for a chuckle or two.Laughter is the best medicine. Have you ever see a dead person laugh? #youneedtolaugh Click To Tweet
You need to laugh about yourself.
If you ever broke up a fistfight over the price of carpet or who served the best-fried chicken at a church social, you might be a Pastor.
The love of money will never tempt most ministers. The Deacons and Elder Board will keep it from ever becoming an issue.
A pastor’s parsonage was the original storage unit. You just hoped to get your stuff out before they changed the locks.
A generous gift with no strings attached and an unsolicited encouraging phone call; these are a few of the Pastor’s favorite things.When you are in front of the pastor search committee, remember they were not smart enough to get out of this thankless task. #youneedtolaugh Click To Tweet
You need to laugh about your congregation.
Sometimes your congregants can say the strangest things about the message.
Our Pastor said that God loves my children even more than I do.
I didn’t believe that until they became teenagers.
The Pastor said there were over 2000 verses in the Bible about giving. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when he said he would not cover them all this morning.
Watching our Pastor talking about sex is like watching a one-person band performing with a nervous twitch.
Hellfire Warning. The Pastor has not preached in 3 weeks. Set your oven to the lowest temperature before morning service.
I finished my two-year community service sentence as a church youth sponsor. Thank God. Next time I will take jail time.
I thought If you’re happy and you know it, you were supposed to say Amen. Some people did not get the memo.
I heard a woman say she lost her husband in the church foyer. Is that a cause for praise or prayer request?
Their comments about the Bible are sometimes astounding.
I recently bought an Audible Bible. I never realized that Jesus spoke with a British accent.
Solomon’s Proverbs are short quips because Wisdom is found in brevity. Or else Solomon’s wives kept interrupting his train of thought.
Were the Dead Sea Scrolls written on gluten-free paper?
I have been listening to the book of Leviticus in the NIV DRAMATIZED Audio Bible. Thankful they chose not to reenact the sounds of the sacrifices.
How did the Israelites survive the wilderness without an electric blanket and Egyptian cotton sheets?
A gentle answer turns away wrath. Proverbs 15:1. Does it turn away IDIOTS? I have a friend who wants to know.
Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent. But the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on.
I switched to an ultraslim Bible because my ESV study Bible made me look fat. I got it in black for the slimming effect.
When EVE created the first purse, she gave it to ADAM to hold and spent the rest of the day shopping for matching shoes.
When God created the coffee bean, He said, “It is good (to the last drop). I can’t find the scripture reference. Maybe it’s in Hebrews?
You need to laugh about your critics.
I know Jesus was sinless, but he didn’t have to deal with social media posting his every word and critiquing it anonymously.I have a fear of snakes, clowns, and deacons. Occasionally I meet someone who is all three. #youneedtolaugh Click To Tweet
A camel is a horse put together by a Church committee.
Our Head Deacon says he will vote against anything he does not understand. Which means he opposes everything.
Robert’s Rules Of Order don’t work when Robert is mad. Robert is the head of our deacon body.
Comedy and tragedy often go hand in hand. Read Job. Or go to a deacon’s meeting on an empty stomach.
If you understood how a committee works at church, you would not have volunteered to serve.
Call to Action
Mondays can be a tough day for a Pastor. Please consider forwarding this article to a pastor who needs a good laugh. If you are a Pastor check out this article on how Laughter can help you through a crisis.