In the end, this book makes a convincing case for the value of laughter in our lives. "Sometimes we laugh for sinister motives, and sometimes we use humor for noble reasons. But, thank God, we often laugh for the same reason fishermen-for the halibut. Life is serious, and in the back of our minds we recall we're eventually heading for the cemetery. Fortunately, the Christian faith says the graveyard is not the last stop. Thus, we are free to enjoy funny things that happen along the way."