There is humor in these texts, I would argue, because God invites us almost always to take ourselves more lightly. The Spiritual life should make us laugh at ourselves at times, or else we're probably doing it wrong.
For Jesus the way the disciples (and the way we) have been taught relationship is problematic. The way we have been taught to compete and to count insiders and outsiders, it won't work if you want to follow Jesus. It won't work if you want to do something about climate change.
The direction in which Scripture points us is often counterintuitive, and it’s is almost always counter-cultural. The direction God points us ALWAYS asks us to be intentional about the seemingly small things.