Christian Comedian Michael Jr.: 'I'm Using Laughter to Open Up Hearts' – Movieguide
Christian Comedian Michael Jr.: ‘I’m Using Laughter to Open Up Hearts’
By Movieguide® Staff
Christian comedian and actor Michael Jr. is an expert at making people laugh.
But Michael Jr. uses his success as a comic to spread the truth about life through a biblical lens.
“I just give people an opportunity to laugh,” he told CBN on the “Prayer Link” program recently. “God has given me this gift to bring laughter to people, but a gift isn’t a gift until you give it away and it’s not measured by how many people like it, but how many other people need it.” ‘
“Laughter is just the seasoning,” he continued. “It is not the vehicle, it’s not the destination. I’m just using laughter to open up hearts so a deposit can be made to make a positive change.”
Micheal Jr. recounted the powerful true story of a fugitive who attended one of his shows. The man decided to turn himself in after the show’s encouraging message.
“There were some police officers there… I hugged (it) out with him, prayed, and then he got in the back of the car,” Michael Jr. said.
Movieguide® previously reported:
The father of five is a faithful Christian who often uses his platform to make people laugh and offer insight into the deeper meaning of life.
“One time, after a comedy show in Sacramento, California, security approached me and said, ‘There’s this guy that really wants to talk to you,’” Michael Jr. told the Christian Post. “I look up, and there’s this white dude, wearing a wife-beater, really tatted up, and he looked really high because his eyes were all red. But I realized he’d been crying.”
The man revealed himself to be a wanted criminal, and he asked if Michael Jr. could call the police.
“So that’s what we did; we called the police,” Michael Jr. recalled. “They showed up, I prayed with the dude, I gave him a hug, and he got into the back of the police cruiser, and they drive off.
“Now, why did that happen? If I was only doing jokes and not speaking between the gaps, I never would have had the opportunity to really speak into some people in a way that they needed to be spoken to,” Michael Jr. said.
“In your life, there are gaps,” he added. “The question is, what questions are you asking in between the gaps? Are you asking, ‘What can I get?’ or are you asking, ‘What can I give?’ If you change the question, you’ll get different answers.”
In his most recent book, “Funny How Life Works,” Michael Jr. tells similar stories of how God uses His people for His purpose and not their own.
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