Whether you are a spiritual person or not you need faith. Faith in yourself, faith in your opportunities, and faith in people. Since it takes faith to keep chasing your goals you should learn everything you can about faith.
Reinhold Niebuhr wrote, “Humor is, in fact, a prelude to faith; and laughter is the beginning of prayer.” Why does humor often comes before faith?
- Because we rarely laugh without feeling some kind of confidence about life
- Because finding the silliness in situations demands believing that most things work out
- Because when we laugh, we accept that we are not really in control in life
I’ve known a lot of people of faith. Those with the deepest beliefs often had an easy sense of humor. It’s those who can laugh who really believe the most. Some of the craziness around religion would disappear if those who claim deep beliefs would learn to laugh a little.
What problem is robbing you of peace? Can you find a way to laugh at it?
I remember an occasion when I worrying my way to an ulcer. The problem was financial and I felt like I should know the answer. I was released from my depression when a friend said he had two truths for me. “One, there is a God, and two, you’re not him.” Then he stood there grinning at me till I started to smile and then we laughed together.
When was your last good laugh? Can you laugh at yourself or some problem that troubles you? Can you take yourself a little less seriously? You might be on your way to faith.
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