- - Thursday, August 6, 2015

Today, August 6, was the birthday of the late, great comedian Lucille Ball. She was born in 1911 and died in 1989.

A few years ago, I showed some “I Love Lucy” reruns to my kids and they were crying with laughter at the antics. Even with all the 1950s background elements that made little sense to young elementary kids, the humor still came through loud and clear. 

Simply put, those shows have a long shelf-life, thanks in part to the entire cast, but especially the comedic genius of Lucille Ball.

I don’t claim to know much about the spiritual biography of Ms. Ball, other than she grew up Baptist and married a Roman Catholic. Nevertheless, she once made this statement about “wisdom” (used in the meme above) that sounds a lot like words from the second chapter of the Old Testament book of Proverbs.

In the words of Scripture, wisdom is most precious and should be sought after like a treasure hunter searches for jewels:

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-5

So today, I’m remembering the Queen of Comedy, and I’m thinking she was right about the value of wisdom.

That said, I still wouldn’t hire her if I owned a candy company!

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