“If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide.” Mahatma Gandhi
Suicide is definitely not funny, let me be clear about that.
But life is. Or can be.
The more desperate the situation, the greater the need for laughter. My military buddies have the darkest sense of humor because they’ve been in the direst circumstances.
One of the last things my mom did when she was dying of cancer was to crack a joke. About cancer.
When the darkness is closing in, we need to laugh at the darkness and push it back with humor. When the demons are pressing in on all sides and there seems to be no hope, we need to laugh in the Devil’s face and crack a joke to break the tension because angels live in the laughter.