TO PARAPHRASE A BIT: WHAT WILL IT PROFIT A MAN, AND EVERYONE HE COMMUNICATES WITH, IF HE’S A REAL HOOT; BUT MANY GO TO HELL BECAUSE HE’S A HOOT, AND NOT A SOUL WINNER?
The answer to that question is this: There’s no profit at all in being a hoot (a humorous person), if you’re not concerned about people’s souls as well. I’ve been a hoot all my life, and I could still be just that alone. It would get me a lot more comments on my blogs if I were just a hoot alone. But it wouldn’t profit anyone at all in the sense of profit as it’s used in my words above. The crux of this is: I don’t want followers! I want people to follow Jesus Christ. He is the Way; not I! He is the Truth; not I! He is the Life; not I! My desire is to glorify Jesus Christ, not to make people laugh at me. The truth is that I’m been pretty good at making people laugh all my life; but in the words of an old hymn: “I’ve wasted many precious years. Now I’m coming home.” Coming home to what Jesus Christ wants me to be. If I err in my efforts, at least I’ll err trying to serve and honor Him. If I seem foolish to those who are wise in the ways of the world, at least I’ll be a fool for Jesus, and not for some idiotic worldly reason.
Therefore, that is the reason I write the kind of blogs that I do. If I offend anyone, I apologize for my demeanor, which I’m certain needs work, and can always be made better. But , I’ll never apologize for presenting Christ to my family, my friends, and my neighbors. It’s that to which I’ve committed the rest of my life. It’s what constitutes my real occupation. Whatever else I do is just to make money so I can continue in my witnessing efforts. “More About Jesus Would I Know, more of His grace to others show” (Eliza H. Hewitt). I still like humor, and like to be funny. Perhaps I can work on being a “hoot” and still presenting Christ in a cogent way. Until I can, I’m just going to keep presenting Christ as He’s revealed in Holy Scripture. Nothing else really matters with eternity in view.
Sincerely with love for the Lord Jesus, and for all of you!
A sinner saved by grace,