Saturday, 10 June 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

LAUGHTER


“God cannot be solemn, or he would not have blessed man with the incalculable gift of laughter.”

–Sydney Harris

I think the way to understand God is to begin to understand man! Sometimes we forget that we bear the “image” of God – and this is not so much physical as emotional, our inner selves, the soul. So much of what I feel, what hurts me, what causes me distress and pain I believe also affects God. Also the gifts, the creative intelligence and spiritual sacrifice that has characterized so many people in history reflects something of God. Involved in this is “laughter”. I believe that laughter is derived from God and is part of the spiritual gift He has bequeathed to every one of us: we need only discover it.

“Let go – and let God.” Sometimes we need to get out of our own way so that we can begin to laugh.

You gave the gift of laughter to be used. May it be used in the precious art of healing.
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