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A divine gift

The Very Rev Dr James Simpson reflects on the benefits of humour.

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ONE Monday as I was packing my golf clubs into the car, a lady member of my Dornoch congregation said, as she passed: “I am glad to see you are going away to enjoy yourself on the golf-course, for you ministers cannot have much enjoyment.”

Had she seen the way I played that morning, the drives I mishit, the putts I missed, she might well have concluded I knew no joy in life whatsoever. How wrong she would have been. Though the ministry has its serious side, it fortunately also has its lighter side, plenty of sunshine, joy and humour, plenty of opportunity to exercise our ‘chuckle muscles’.

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