Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. (Luke 6:25b-26)
In this coronavirus pandemic one of the old tv series we’ve watched is Sue Thomas, FBI. In one of the shows an old high school friend invites Sue to her wedding. Sue reluctantly goes and the popular kids from her high school, now grown up, still laugh, make fun of her, and snub her because she’s deaf.
Joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Jesus wants Christians to laugh but not at the expense of others. He wants us to know we are popular with Him but warns us that we shouldn’t live to be popular by following the rules of the world.
Father God, Help me to count my blessings and be happy today. Show me someone who needs my empathy today, and help me make that person feel better.