Thursday, March 31, 2016

Laughing With God

"Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy." — John Cleese

There are plenty of news stories from around the globe, each and every day when we wonder the why and how of it all. We can run to many sources of reason because many of the issues confronting daily life use many different reasons. There are times when it is pure circumstance.

I search for those reasons including places within my own faith.

There, I just brought up the subject and notice I did not say religion. There is a difference between the two with plenty of good articles and discussions available for you to read. I fully understand there are many belief systems out there some which do not believe in a God.

In times of no need; do we still believe in God?

An example of simple daily life is our interaction with other people. During those periods in our life when things are going well and need is of no consequence, we can laugh with our friends and enjoy the day. The tendency is to take for granted our friendships when things are going good. We rush then to find those same people when we are in need.

In times of no need, do we still believe in others?

It is here I believe my God has both a serious and comical side. In the best of times, like a good friend, we can laugh about things together. We can share a good joke and forget the day's problems. But the relationship can be taken for granted.

In times of need, my friend is there for me.

Regina Spektor sang a song which spoke to our need during both the good and bad times. It tells of our independent human spirit that still has dependence upon each other. To laugh with each other, with our God, and find our way through those times when reasons cannot explain the news of the day.

Laugh with others during both the good and bad times. Be there at all times for others and they will be there for you.

Stay inspired my friends!

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