Today I am a stressed out guy with way too much on his plate. Today I am taking myself and the world too seriously. I would like to attribute that to my deeply spiritual Lenten practices, but really I am just wound a little tight. And this is where the guy in the green pants comes in.
The world needs people in funny hats. It is no small thing to bring a smile to another’s face. Sometimes it can turn a whole day around, and who knows what might happen after that?
Joy is closer to God than seriousness. Why? Because when I am serious I tend to be self centered, but when I am joyful I tend to forget myself.
Krister Stendahl, emeritus Bishop of Stockholm
by Doug Wysockey-Johnson
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