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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day and Green Pants

The guy at my local YMCA is wearing a big green fuzzy hat today.  He is also decked out in some snazzy lime green pants. I look at him and I smile. He looks so wonderfully goofy that I have to grin and pick my head up.

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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