and now for something completely different…the skit guys!

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…

The Skinny on Prayer

The Skinny on Fasting

The Skinny on Tithing