No one laughs at God when the doctor calls After some routine tests. No one’s laughing at God when it’s gotten real late and their kid’s not back from that party yet. No one laughs at God when their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake. No one’s laughing at God when they see the one they love hand in hand with someone else and they hope that they’re mistaken. No one laughs at God when the cops knock on their door and they say “We’ve got some bad new, sir”. No one’s laughing at God when there’s a famine, fire or flood. But God can be funny, at a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think that they’re about to choke. God can be funny when told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way and when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus. God can be so hilarious.
Laughing With, Regina Spektor