Dr. Seuss brings to life the love of words and time spent together reading and nonsense...here's what he said about that: “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
Everyone of our characters are part of the fantasy world, but we learn a bit about our human nature from them as well:
The Lorax: oldish, orangish, bossyish with a wish to protect God's good creation.
Horton-faithful, true, kind, loving—a wonderful example for us all
Thing 1 and Thing 2: enthusiasm for life—we may need to contain it at times, but enthusiasm is a good thing.
The Cat in the Hat: outgoing, welcoming, hospitable to a fault
Fox in Sox: is cooperative and cheerful and seeks to please others, a good Christian example.
Gertrude Mcfuss: known for being plain on the outside, but she has a big heart and shows it.
Lazy Maisy: Lazy, no way around it, but in God's world there is hope for Maisy to see the error of her ways and live and love others
Savannah Lou Who: She kept the Easter spirit even when it was being taken away.
The Grinch: His heart grew three sizes...Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart, invite him in and your heart will grow in love!
Life's realities can get tough, but Jesus has overcome the world and that is why we can spend a Sunday morning with some nonsense and silly outfits and rhymes; we share the last laugh that Jesus got over sin and death. We share a time of Holy Humor. Amen.