Just the other day I was watching the movie Talladega Nights. I ended up dying of laughter (as always) at the infamous “Baby Jesus” scene. As I watched the scene, I couldn’t help but notice how different the perceptions of Jesus were between the two main characters. One character pictured Jesus as a baby, and the other pictured him as a lead singer of a rock band. Although they both probably share similar religions, they both can’t be right in their perceptions of Jesus. I know these are fictional characters but there are a lot of people who assume Jesus was a certain way. Not everyone on the planet can have the correct perception of what Jesus was like. So, let me give you my opinion.
Jesus was probably a normal man who was very kind and compassionate. I think it’s fair to say Jesus was a great speaker, but what about his personality? In my opinion, I know Jesus was making people laugh left and right along the way. I know he did not have a personality like some of those “joyful people” we see at the DMV. If he did, that would just be very disappointing and no one would have wanted to talk to him. I’d hate to think the one and only perfect man had any issues making people laugh. We see all those paintings of him so serious. I am guessing he actually had a great smile and smirk, but, of course, those paintings must be hidden away some where.
Just by reading the Biblical Scripture, it is obvious Jesus had a magnetic personality. To gain as many followers as he did, he must have been entertaining. I am sorry but I don’t care if you turn my swimming pool into wine, I’m not listening to you if you sound like (monotone) Ben Stein. Right? I’m sure, in between all those parables, Jesus had some real “knee-slappers.” It’s just so unfortunate no one thought to write those down. If they did, we could have had priests that spoke the good word with a stage presence like Eddie Murphy. No one got a chance to write them down because everyone was probably rolling on the floor dying of laughter. I mean, that’s what I would have been doing. So, I guess we will never know the funny stories Jesus told his disciples. Those stories were probably locked away from the public for reasons I will never understand.
Anyway, all I am saying is that I know Jesus had a sense of humor. And thank God for that.