The speed of humor

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Common sense
and a sense of humor
are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just
common sense,
dancing.

–William James

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The Offer and the Dance

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The gospel of Jesus is not the Gospel of a Demand but the Gospel of an Offer. Christ offers life to men: “He that drinketh of the waters that I shall give him shall never thirst”…

Of course, at the center of that offer is a demand—for repentance, for self-surrender, for following—but once the offer is accepted, the demand dances its way into a delight and is gone.

–E. Stanley Jones
Christ at the Round Table

Getting ready for heaven

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Learn to dance,
so when you get to heaven
the angels know what
to do with you.

–St. Augustine of Hippo
(354 – 430)

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Learning to dance

As long as you notice and have to count the steps, you are not yet dancing, but only learning to dance. A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light or print or spelling. The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.

–C. S. Lewis

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