Did you know that laughter can bring you closer to God? 🙏
Okay, okay, hear me out: as someone who has suffered from serious-syndrome, I used to think that holiness and humor were mutually exclusive.
Then I encountered a quote by Maya Angelou:
“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.”
Bold claim I know.
But it got me thinking.
Laughter Leads to Joy
And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that laughter is essential to a joyful and holy life.
This occurred from I was reading The Wizard of Oz to my daughter.
I witnessed the delight of whimsy and wonder in my child’s eyes as I was reading about Dorothy’s strange journey.
Telling her about the cyclone, Kalidahs—hybrid bear-tiger creatures, yes these are a thing that the movie left out…
(maybe that’s where the ♫ Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…oh my! ♫ came from)
…and the encounter with the Witched Witch renewed my own spirit of wonder and awe.
When life throws curveballs, sometimes the best thing to do is laugh it off, just like Mark Twain said, “The human race has only one effective weapon and that is laughter!”
And let’s be real, life throws a lot of curveballs.
Humor is a Shield during a Stressful Week
Some weeks feel like every day is a “Monday”. 😭
But I’ve found that humor can help us face those challenges with grace and joy.
That’s why I’m passionate about creating Catholic content that is both faithful and fun.
Laughter limits one’s pride and makes others comfortable around you. More open to receive the Good News. 🙏
From reading “The Wizard of Oz” with my daughter to discovering unexpected moments of wonder and awe, I’ve experienced firsthand how humor can lead to holiness.
Saint Mother Therese put it this way, “Joy is the net of love by which we catch souls.”
Did Jesus call his disciples (then and now) to be fishers of men (humanity)?? 🤔
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P.S. You’ll only regret it if you’re a curmudgeon.