It seems almost every Sunday in our ward someone takes the time to crack a joke from the podium. I find this ever so wonderful being one who enjoys a good laugh. But what I have found out, by pure experimentation, is that I am the only one in the congregation laughing.
I have wondered if it was purely me being a chuckle head but as I look to my left my wife is laughing also. I know they all these people have a sense of humor. . . . or do I.
There was the time when our last Missionary was being sent out. He stood up in front of the congregation and thanked everyone who he had to pay to attend church that Sunday before he left one his mission. I laughed. But did anyone else. I also went up to him later and demanded the money he agreed to pay me for attending. He just told me to get in line with the others.
There was also the time when I was asked at the last minuet to give the lesson on chastity last year out of the life of Spencer W. Kimball. The other teachers didn’t want to give the lesson so it was up to me. I prepared for the lesson and stood up infront of the entire Elders Quorum and stated:
This talk I am about to give is about the The Law of Chastity. I am throughly convinced the reason I was selected to give this talks is . . . I would be to one leased likely to see blush.
I got a lot of sound from the audience but not much laughter. But since I was asked back as a Perma-Teacher in the Elders Quorum I guess some of the people in our ward has a since of humor.