Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Little Fizz in Your Faith

I came across a terrific post by Carolyn Arends at Christianity Today called "Carbonated Holiness." Carolyn is talking about laughter as serious business. Better check it out. Here's what really stuck with me:

"Laughter is carbonated holiness." - Ann Lamott, Plan B

"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God." - Karl Barth

"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. … The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy" (Ps. 126:2–3).

Carolyn concludes with these words: "It's serious business, laughter. It's the kind of sacrifice of praise that puts our insides right. The old cliché is true: Laughter is a medicine that reminds us that our sickness will one day be healed and we shall be whole and holy. Until then, laughter is the Elmer's Glue that attaches us to the goodness that inhabits this world, and to the gladness that hints at the world to come."

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