The root of the word humility, which we studied last week, is the same as the one for humanity. And, it’s the same as the one for humor. The Third Pillar of Joy is humor. The root word is “humus” meaning “soil” or “earth.” Humor that doesn’t put anyone down, that illustrates our shared ridiculousness, is an invitation to all who hear it to join the human race on a great adventure. When we can use humor to unite us in our shared humanity, heaven and earth get a little bit closer. Transforming our work through love, one laugh at a time!
Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen