Let us pray today for the ability to recognize the absurdity in our lives. May we find humor and brevity amid the pressure and challenges we encounter daily. A sense of humor is a virtue on par with compassion and gratitude. Being able to laugh at our mistakes or lighten the mood in a stressful situation is an effective way to defuse tension, and help others feel better about themselves and their environment. I think Jesus even said, “blessed are the joke makers.” It is our sacred charge to take a karmic pie in face, or to spray seltzer into the pants of divinity. For grace through humor we give a wacka wacka. Blessed Be, and Amen.