Wisdom and Humor for Our Lives
(Posted June 2, 2022)
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Right now, given the tumultuous state of our own culture, it’s pretty hard these days to find much wisdom just floating around for us to seize and absorb.
Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, which to the average person, may not ring a familiar bell. And yet Pentecost is famous for at least two things. First, it’s the official Birthday of the Church, with believers coming together as one. But second -- and most important for all of us starving for wisdom these days -- it’s the celebration of the Holy Spirit descending upon us and, especially that first Pentecost, literally setting us “ablaze” with hope and a sense of purpose.
Church Services on Sunday
In-Person Service begins at 10 a.m. Facemasks are optional if you are fully vaccinated.
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On Sunday I will be sharing with you a few real-life contemporary stories of the times when we are sure that the Holy Spirit has taken the wheel and guided us through tumultuous times.
Wisdom from Irma Bombeck
But in the meantime, to relieve the sad and confusing last month we’ve all lived, I want to share some thoughts that are both wise in a practical way, and offer a little humorous look at our funny human nature. Those thoughts belong to the late Irma Bombeck, who can teach us a lot about ourselves. Her words of wisdom:
- No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed.
- If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.
- It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
- It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Success is outliving your failures.
And finally some wisdom for us all:
- If I had my life to live over again, I would have waxed less and listened more. ... I would have cried and laughed less while watching television ... and more while watching real life. ... But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it ... look at it and really see it ... try it on ... live it ... exhaust it ... and never give the minute back until there was nothing left of it.
See you on Sunday for the Pentecost Birthday Service.