Two young boys met for the first time at a surgery center where they would each have minor surgery. As they waited for their operations, they struck up a conversation.
“What are you here for?” one boy asked.
“I’m here to have my tonsils removed.”
“Oh, that won’t be so bad. I had mine removed last year, and it wasn’t such a big deal. You’ll get to eat a lot of ice cream. You’ll be fine.
“Thanks”, replied the other boy. “How about you? What are you having done?”
“I’m here to be circumcised.”
“Ooooh! That’s too bad!”
“Why do you say that?”
“I was circumcised when I was 3 days old, and I couldn’t walk for a year!”
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”—2 Corinthians 1:3-4.