We Laugh to Not Cry
A comedian is not necessarily an angry and depressed artist. On the contrary, it is healthy to laugh at ourselves sometimes and not take our problems too seriously. We laugh to not cry. “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Mt 6: 27, 34) It is a good coping mechanism when our enemies persecute us, and defame us, and try to murder us. We carry our cross, while we dream of the blessed happiness of the Lord. The heart of a comedian may be so full of love that he has the power to heal the world.
The Problem of Comedy
The dramatist admires humanity and creates works that say, in essence: under the worst of circumstances the human spirit is magnificent. Comedy points out that in the best of circumstances human beings find some way to screw up.
It is a horrible monument to genocide. It is just as offensive as if in Germany a monument to Hitler, stepping on the head of a Jew, was erected.
It’s better to create monuments to love and peace. We must forgive in order to heal. Why chain ourselves to pain when we can fly free?
I remember I met Mrs. Cristina Saralegui many years ago, when I was just a student at the University of California, Riverside, at the Colorado airport. And, after we said goodbye, she told her husband that one day I would be a very great person. She was very sweet and nice to me, but I have never wanted to be great. On the contrary, I have always wanted to be very small to always be in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ESRI: Who is that girl that You carry in Your arms?
When I needed a friend to listen to my problems, you told me to write a book. And I did!
And now the whole world knows the truth, they come to me to listen to my teachings and be healed, and they sing my songs.
Have I not told you already that you may take everything you want from the Lord’s banquet and save it for another day?
The Wedding Banquet
How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?
Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are invited, but few are chosen.
Every time I fell in love with a man and he played with my feelings, he made me suffer very much and I ended up falling into bad temptations. I just wanted to make him the happiest man in the world and always be faithful to him; I preferred to watch pornography than to be with anybody else to never stain our love. Meanwhile, he used my love to be with other people and judged me, while my enemies tried to kill me. How right was the Lord when He said: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Mt 7: 1) In the end, he always succeeded in killing my pure love, because he didn't deserve it.
Do not play with anybody’s feelings, as you would not like anybody to play with you. Always be good men, as I imagined you, so that you may never suffer. It is very sad when souls get lost, especially when it is someone you loved so much.
A little bit of humor during this pandemic to keep our immune system healthy and save our sanity:
Q: Do you know what is the only good thing about Coronavirus?
A: That people with OCD can finally relax, knowing that everybody is washing his/her hands as he/she should.
“Oh, how abundant is Your goodness,
which You have stored up for those who fear You
and worked for those who take refuge in You,
in the sight of the children of mankind!”
While many grocery stores run out of supplies and gouge their prices because of the Coronavirus, the Lord Almighty takes pity on you and "throws open the floodgates of Heaven and pours out so much blessing that there isn't room enough to store it." (Malachi 3:10)
Father, we only need You
"Remeber that you must never be afraid,
because I am always with you, watching over you."
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
For not fulfilling a miracle, a man throws stones at the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Cathedral of Guadalajara
How is it the Virgin’s fault the lack of faith of that poor man! We must thank God at all times for all His love, including the moments of pain that He allows us to suffer for the good of our souls. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Lk 22:42)
A 38-year-old man who went by the name of Jorge 'N' broke a glass cabinet with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Cathedral of Guadalajara, allegedly for not fulfilling heavenly favors that he asked for. The subject was arrested by local police.
"Por no cumplir milagro, hombre lanza piedras a Virgen de Guadalupe en Catedral de Guadalajara", Trans. Luis Angel Lopez, Aristegui Noticias, February 25, 2020, https://aristeguinoticias.com/2502/kiosko/por-no-cumplir-milagro-hombre-lanza-piedras-a-virgen-de-guadalupe-en-catedral-de-guadalajara-video/
It is my wish that everybody be healed and live happily, because it makes me very sad to see you suffer. But it is your faith that saves you, not me (faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin).
If you don't listen to your own heart, I won't listen to you anymore either.
If you don't want to cry in front of me, you will suffer very much far away from me (without me).
If you do not think for yourselves, somebody else will do it for you. You are witnesses of all the miracles that God has given me, and yet, you judge me. “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit." (Mt 12:33)
"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." (Mt 12:32)