I’m nominating Tommy Woodard and Eddie James for beatification! Okay, they’re still alive so it’s a tad premature. But The Skit Guys are doing more for evangelization than many a dour or sober preacher on a Sunday morning. Or the door to door missionaries that show up at our house. In the case of the former, I usually zone out and wait for the agony to be over. In the case of the latter, I hide behind closed curtains to avoid their offer to save my doomed soul.
But when I watch a Skit Guys video, I’m happy to put my work aside and give them my time and attention. Okay, I give them more time than I should. I challenge you to watch only one video!
Here is the bio from their web-site,
They have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They’ve been teaching God’s word using comedy, drama and whatever category talking action figures fit into for over twenty years.
I’m a big fan of comedy and laughter, especially with things religious. James Martin, SJ explored this so well in his book, Between Heaven and Mirth. I also believe that you catch more flies with honey. It’s so much kinder and gentler than offering fear of damnation or a sponge full of vinegar on a stick. Misery seldom draws a soul to God.
So, take a mirth moment and check out their videos. But be prepared to be pleasantly inspired. Here are some for your Lenten reflections…