Are you a person who likes to spoil the pleasure or joy of others? Then you earned the right to call yourself a killjoy. Or you might be known as spoilsport, party pooper, a wet blanket or a sourpuss but the thought remains the same. You spoil the party for everyone else. You kill the joy that others might feel.
Are we the uncle George who proclaims things like this? “In my day, children were seen and not heard!”
Or Aunt Mary who can’t control the conversation so feigns an illness to get the attention back on herself?
Atheists are another type of killjoy. Their aim is to dampen our joy in the living Saviour. Even the Bible has a few. Imagine your negative words living for centuries in the Bible. Oops. Wished you hadn’t said that?
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. (Mark 6:1-6)
Note how our negative attitude prevents others from finding joy in Christ.