Fr Jim Cogley
When we were created, God equipped us with a built in safety valve to keep us from exploding in the pressure cooker of life. That safety valve is a sense of humour. In this context humour is not mere silliness, or frivolity; it is an actual power. Studies have shown that people in leadership positions who maintain a sense of humour, and use it to disarm their adversaries, are more well liked and likely to be elected, re-elected or promoted, than those who are incapable of laughing at themselves. To take others seriously, to take life seriously but not to take ourselves too seriously is a wonderful quality that lightens the burden of seriousness that afflicts so many.