The story we concocted was that Mel’s daughter was a high school student who had attended a Steubenville Youth Conference and that she was considering attending Franciscan University the following year. I’ll never forget the hope in his eyes when we told him or the profound look of disappointment and betrayal that followed when we admitted a few days later that it was just a joke. Luke’s reaction was nothing compared to what was coming . . .
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This week I found myself scavenging for loose change under the seats in my car so I could to afford a long anticipated vanilla double-shot latte. It cost me like $5! When did coffee get so expensive? (Okay, that’s another story.)
It seems like everything fun or delicious costs money. You might feel like when money is tight or non-existent the only option on a friday night is to sit and stare at the wall.
Philip Neri’s prayer life is what kept him so joyful. His entire life became a prayer. He only ate once a day and, even then, it was only bread and water. Though he had a bed, he usually opted to sleep on the floor, without a pillow. He had few possessions, endured great spiritual attacks, and daily, during his intense prayers that lasted hours, it was not uncommon for him to experience ecstasies and visions.
Over the years, I had many teens try to “get me.” Alas, none of them were successful. Ever. Oh they tried. Believe me, they tried, but for some reason I was always able to sniff out their scheming ways (probably because of my high level of paranoia). Anyway, they couldn’t pull it off, but if they did, here are a few fun (and harmless) pranks they could have tried that would have left me with a good chuckle.
One thing that still really irks me, though, is when I hear someone say that Christians can’t have any fun. That’s just idiotic. It makes about as much sense as an inflatable dartboard . . . just stupid.
Christians can absolutely have fun. If Christians don’t have fun that’s nobody’s fault but their own . . . it has nothing to do with living out their faith. The people who claim that without alcohol, drugs, or premarital sex that there can be no fun, have NO conception of or true relationship with Jesus Christ.