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Something to think and pray about this week
The more honest we are able to be, the more mindful we are about why we are laughing and what we are laughing at, and the more transformative comedy is. Comedy doesn’t happen in a vacuum; there is no such thing as something being funny for the sake of funny. We laugh at the guy slipping on the banana peel because he is human, and by definition that means that he is limited in his capacity to know what is going on around him. He would like to know everything that is going on around him and have total control, but he does not, and so he doesn’t see the banana peel in front of him. The rest, as they say, is comedy gold.
- Excerpted from What’s So Funny About Faith by Jake Martin, SJ