(Let me start out by apologizing for this post being a day late in some parts of the world, but I was away.)
No, I’m not writing about a hangover. At least not the kind from consuming too much alcohol.
It’s the morning after the resurrection of Jesus and as in days of old, a feeling of jubilation continues to pervade the hearts of believers; a hangover of sorts.
On Thursday we attended the Last Supper. On Friday we witnessed the Crucifixion. Saturday we contemplated what was to come, and Sunday we celebrated the Resurrection.
Today, Easter Monday, we move on with the knowledge that something spectacular has taken place and there is no need for a cure for the morning after because Jesus, himself, is the cure for everything.
This tidbit came my way this morning…not only did I learn a new word, but its meaning.
Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them). Here are a few examples:
Where’s there’s a will, I want to be in it.
If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit…wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
In filling out an application, where it says, ‘In case of emergency, Notify:’ I put DOCTOR.
And my own paraprosdokian is this…living is for learning; I want to learn how to live.
Understanding is the sum total of both knowledge and wisdom.
The mortality rate of mankind is the same the world over…one death per person.
Faith is the supernatural ability to trust God.
Don’t waste $1,000 worth of emotion on a 5 cent irritation.
Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.
These are other people’s quotes and I love what others have to say about life. It helps me to understand it.