The other day I got some criticism on another social media website I belong to. I posted the above advert. It is for one of my books entitled Laugh N Pray. As you can see from the advert it is a collection of various articles which have appeared here on this Blog. Some articles are humourous in nature and hopefully bring, (or have brought), a smile to my readers' face; (I know they make me laugh). And other articles are serious and cover several Christian topics which we all must have thought about at one point or another.
The book is a selection of both types. Like a chocolate variety box. You can choose milk chocolate, or plain high cocoa content chocolate.
So what was the criticism. Or reprimand, for that is what it was.
This person felt that prayers are a serious subject and it was wrong, (sinful), of me to write a book with jokes in it thus demeaning, or belittling, the whole sanctity of prayer.
Well ... maybe he has a point or maybe not. It was certainly not my intention to be disrespectful or insulting in any way towards prayers or Christianity. All the guy had to do is read the advert carefully. It clearly says in the last paragraph my intentions regarding Christianity.
I believe, as Christians, we have an obligation to proclaim the Good News to one and all. Whether they listen or not is their business.
I have discovered from careful study of the statistics that a lot of people visit this Blog for the humourous articles. Hopefully, once here, they may well read one or more of the Christian posts too. We never know who is visiting and not leaving a comment. The stats show that about 70% of visitors are first time (new) visitors.
That's why there are so many humourous stories here. That's why there are humourous stories in Laugh N Pray.
Obviously my critic did not agree. Which goes to show you can't please everyone.
Reminds me of the time when my wife bought me two ties for my birthday. We were going out to celebrate. So I wore one of the ties.
As soon as she saw me she said, "what's wrong with the other one?" (Joke ... honest it is ... joke ... not serious!)