This is from one of my former professors at Western. Steve Korch was my favorite prof in seminary mostly because of his passion for people. He (re)wrote a book recently, now under the title The Presence, and it’s good. Here’s some great stuff on being able to laugh at life (and yourself):
“There is a kind of laughter that comes from seeing the foibles of life for what they are. It is an emotional release that surges forth when we don’t make every detail of life a serious issue. God says it is good for our soul to laugh (Prov. 17:22).
Chesterton writes: ‘Laughter has something in common with the ancient winds of faith and inspiration; it unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes men forget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves.'”