Daily Prompt: Uncanned Laughter

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Tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

Yesterday at the church morning meeting during Holy Communion, Sarah and i were the last to receive the bread plate (Sarah usually reaches and passes me a piece as i can’t really see the plate etc) It is sometimes cut into nice little squares but this time it was a loaf of bread. Then……to my surprise Sarah dumped a massive chunk of bread into my hand (the biggest communion bread i’ve ever had!) This made me start laughing, and as the chuch was silent and somber i quickly switched my laugh into a smile.

I then started thinking how i was participating in an outward sign of an inward grace freely given from God through Jesus. It is an act celebrating Jesus’ gift of new life through his death and his resurrection. It is a celebration of the coming of the new creation first witnessed in and through Jesus. And if this is also a celebration of the FREE gift of new life, then why is everyone so somber? We seem to be so good at focusing on his death, and not so good at focusing on His amazing act of love that gives new life to anyone who chooses it.

Then my thoughts went to what Jesus Did, and continues to do 24/7 as he loves me (and you) that much! This always completely blows my mind as i really am not that special in my eyes, yet he created us and loves and values us more than we can comprehend!! 🙂

Quote from Rev. Edward F. Markquart

Jesus is the source of life, the source of eternal life, the source of the values of our daily lives, the source of love for our daily lives. The basic food staple of the world is bread and Jesus is the basic spiritual staple of the world.

Jesus is never just bread. Jesus is always the bread OF LIFE. Jesus is always the LIVING bread. As we consume bread, it gives us nourishment and energy for our physical lives. As we consume Jesus into our lives, he is the nourishment and energy for our spiritual, emotional and moral lives.

Is Holy Communion a joyful or somber celebration for you? Can it be both?

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9 Responses to “Daily Prompt: Uncanned Laughter”

  1. of course it can be both- and should be. Somber because others may be praying as they receive, but joyous because He is giving us new life through His Body and cleansing our sins through His blood.

    What strikes me is that often He gives of Himself so much more than we expect or think we deserve- like the chunk of bread instead of a small square. How can we not laugh and rejoice when that happens?!

    • Lol, thanks Julie. Yeah he always gives more and more than we could ever dream! Thanks again for always being here and commenting, you’re such a blessing. 🙂

  2. I agree. It’s a holy celebration! We take what Jesus did very seriously and thoughtfully, but it doesn’t follow that it has to be somber. We’re forever thankful for what He’s done and celebrating the new life He’s given us. It represents the new covenant, which is GOOD news! A smile should very appropriate. 🙂

  3. I agree, I love this thought next time we have communion I am going to smile really big 🙂

  4. I laughed out loud when I read this Steve, just imagining you laughing and then realising that everyone else was so quite 😀 I would have started giggling too if I’d been there 😉 What Jesus has given us is of course very serious and yes, communion is a time deep reflection and sobriety, but I don’t think he would be adverse to laughter in church for one minute. In fact, he would be the one laughing the loudest, I’m sure of that! Blessings to you my friend…and keep laughing 😀

    • Sherri, great to hear i made you laugh!
      It was when i tried to put the bread into my mouth (i couldn’t see how big the piece was at this point) that really started me off! 😀


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