Holy Heretic Devotional – Feb. 2, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

wavy_recent

HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – Feb. 2, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Assistant Director, Reiki Master, and Psychic Kali Meister

“Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore.” ~ Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy is an American entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality and beliefs. Wavy (born Hugh Nanton Romney)  founded and co-founded several organizations, including Camp Winnarainbow, the Seva Foundation and the Hog Farm, an activist commune. He was also the official clown of the Grateful Dead and has two radio shows on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Jam On station. A major film documentary on Wavy Gravy’s life, Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Story, was released in late 2010 by Ripple Effect Films. The film, directed by Michelle Esrick, received excellent reviews.

Romney’s clown persona resulted from his political activism. Frequently arrested at demonstrations, he decided he would be less likely to be arrested if he dressed as a clown, so he became a founding member of the Phurst Church of Phun, a secret society of comics and clowns dedicated to ending the Vietnam War through the use of political theater. “Clowns are safe,” he said. Despite this, he also performs traditional clown activities such as jokes, magic tricks and entertaining children.

 

Today’s Action: When has your sense of humor saved you?

Today’s Sharing: Share your stories of what you find funny with us on the Holy Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

** Don’t forget your gratitude journal at the back of your print edition of HolyHeretic!

To learn more about becoming a member of the Fellowship of Heretics and receiving our print daily devotional guide each month, visit http://www.mercyjunction.org/fellowship-of-heretics

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s