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A Sense of Humor
A sense of humor makes it easier to meet the challenges that arise in daily experience and helps to eliminate the friction that would interfere with harmonious relationships. Its effect is like oil in machinery or shock absorbers on an automobile.
Many times, however, humor does not accomplish these worthy purposes. It may be misunderstood, even though well-intentioned. Or it may have a sting to it—someone laughing at another's expense. Frivolity and shallow thinking often try to masquerade as humor, and a false sense of humor does not appeal to the highest standards of thought.
True humor, on the other hand, is always wholesome, untainted by suggestions of evil. Constructive and uplifting, it never harms but always blesses. This genuine sense of humor is a natural element of a joyous nature. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, recognizes its value when she says, "I agree with Rev. Dr. Talmage, that 'there are wit, humor, and enduring vivacity among God's people.'" Miscellaneous Writings, p. 117;
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A Sense of Humor
RAYMOND JACKSON ALLEN
The Spiritual Nature of Business
CLARA ARMITAGE BROWN
Christ, the Refiner
ELOISE PATTILLO HENDRICK
Catching the Vision
Learning and Demonstrating Spirituality
CONSTANCE MARIE NEALE
Julie Feels the Power of God
LUCILLE SPANGLER MICHENER
Put Off the Limited Sense of Self
William Milford Correll
Don't Be Naïve
Carl J. Welz
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Sylvia Hadley Morrison
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Barbara F. Fezzi
Signs of the Times