Saturday, September 5, 2009

Grattitude and humility

GK Chesterton writes that the secret of life is found in laughter and humility, but I'd like to add to that. The secret of life lies in gratitude and humility. Laughter, after all, is an expression of gratitude. It's a natural way of expressing thanks for the deconstruction of our solipsistic seriousness. Laughter pulls us beyond ourselves and humble gratitude helps us to see ourselves as we really are. It is only in gratitude and humility that we realise that everything we have comes from somewhere other than ourselves. In a nutshell, gratitude and humility force us to come to terms with the stark reality that we are not God. 

Thank God for gratitude and humility.

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