The ornament for today is a picture of a clown. The quote Zimmerman uses is from Philippians 4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!“
Zimmerman then talks about laughter, and how it is one of the best gifts God gives us. I have to agree!
Especially in our present times, if we can find a reason for full throated laughter, we should revel in it.
As Catholics, we are sometimes stuck in a serious mode, in particular when it comes to matters of faith. I think we are missing out on a whole dimension of joy when we limit our faith experiences this way.
I am lucky enough to be a grandmother. My grandchildren say and do the funniest things. They love a good laugh, and it is infectious! It alters my mood and brings me good memories of when I was younger.
Today, as I think of the clown, and the gift of laughter, I pause and humbly thank God for it. I will keep my eye out for ways to bring laughter back into my life.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25