Jesus did use humor to convey some very serious truths

April 26, 2013 10:59 PM

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DEAR M.M.: Yes, I believe Jesus did have a sense of humor and made people smile (or even laugh) at some of the things he said. His purpose was serious, but sometimes he got his point across by making people see the ridiculous side of life.

For example, think for a moment about the image Jesus used to describe how hard it is for a proud, self-confident rich person to enter the Kingdom of God. He said it would be like a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle (see Luke 18:25). Can you imagine his audience not laughing as they tri...

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