Laugh About It

OUR STORY

Sr. Linh was busy. She had updated the image of the Pope Francis silhouette in the Pauline Book and Media Center (PBMC) so it would be in keeping with the “fashion trends” of the pandemic.

Of course, Sr. Linh let Sr. Margaret, the sister superior, know what she had done. And that’s when the fun really began.

IN THE BIBLE …

Humor is important in the Kingdom of God. When Abraham told his wife Sarah that she would have a baby as a very old woman, she laughed. Later, she did have that baby, and they named him Isaac. Do you know what Isaac means? If you had said, “laughter,” you would have been correct.

If you need more proof of the value God places on humor, just take a look at creation all around you. God doesn’t make ordinary, plain things. He always throws in a little twist here and there to spice it up and make things interesting. Just look in the mirror — look carefully, though. Don’t minimize what you’re seeing. God has done some amazing things in the person that is you!

LIFE GOES ON …

The media nuns understand humor. You can’t live in community the way they do without having a good sense of humor. Human nature, as it is, focuses on self. Living harmoniously in community requires the person to consider others. Humor is the grease that reduces friction and makes it possible for things to run more smoothly.

In this cartoon, Sr. Linh symbolizes humor. It is a pandemic. Religious communities whose members take a vow of poverty are particularly hard hit in times like this. So they pray. And they love. And they laugh in response to the difficulties.

And they trust in Jesus.

COOL2B

Well, that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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