Ego is a necessary feature of the human make-up. It's what centres us in relation to everything around us. But our egos are also the mechanism that can mire us in rationales, denial and outright lies to excuse warped thinking and behaviour.
In this sermon, relating the story of Jonah, caught in the whale's belly and ego-blind to any personal remorse or responsibility for what got him swallowed, Rev. Stephen offers up humour as the counter in this sermon.
Out of control ego is what drives single-minded extremism at the root of so much divisive action in our midst these days. Humour is lightness, open-mindedness and an ability to meet darkness with a sense of hope.