Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's So Funny?

On Faith And Humor
(Part Of An Ongoing Series)

Humor and laughter are powerful gifts from the Holy Spirit. Throughout my life and vocation, the ability to recognize what is ludicrously improbable, absurd and inconsistent in myself and in my fellow human beings has helped me remain (reasonably?) sane and hopeful. And if you haven't guessed already: satire, farce, and the comedic are glorious components in the concept and daily operation of this grand cyber-institution, The Catholic Jedi Academy.

The clever, skillful and devout Catholic author, G.K. Chesterton, commented: "Laughter has something in it common with the ancient words of faith and inspiration; it unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes people forget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves." 


Below is a video that illustrates what good old G.K. was saying. Weird as it may sound, this video can help make us better Catholics - simply by our laughing along with the endearing Baby "starring" in the video.
Here's the set-up: While hanging out with Daddy (as he plays a game of Golf on the Wii), the Baby finds something absolutely hilarious. I have no idea what delighted this Baby, but that doesn't really matter. What matters is our Catholic ability to share in this moment of unadulterated jubilation and silliness! 

Take a look: I hope you'll experience what Chesterton meant!

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