Right now, sitting at my desk and slightly panicking as I try to get too many things done before joining other staff members to help at a local food depository, I’ve made myself stop to think about the one thing I for which I most want to thank God right now.
Yesterday, when I was moaning about what a horrible start to the day I’d had, Michelle reminded me that a little “self-directed humor” was in order. And so, Lord, today I thank you for giving me a deliciously warped sense of humor. I love to laugh and I have the opportunity to laugh at lot at myself…
One of the things I didn’t expect about religious life is how funny it is. As a teenager contemplating a vocation to the Jesuits, I thought I’d have to be solemn and serious all the time. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The last 35 years have been filled with gales of laughter. Please God, in whatever lies ahead, let the laughter continue.
What do you most want to thank God for right now?