Reflection of the Week - 14 August 2019

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The aging Sarah greets the birth of her son Isaac, with laughter.

She laughs with wonder, and joy.

''God has brought me joy and laughter. Everyone who hears about it, will laugh with me," she declares. (Genesis 21:6)


Laughter, it has been said, is the best medicine.

Endorphins released by laughter lift the mood and heal the heavy heart.

My heart is lighter for the innocent delight of children.

Circus clowns in bright greasepaint.

A Kookaburra, laughing at the foolishness of the world.

The gift of those who write joke books and draw cartoons.


'You made me for joy, Merry God.

Make me sensitive to the need to laugh with another, and not at them.'



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