• From ‘doing’ human to ‘being’ human

    Christine Galea

    Recently I came across a very interesting book by American author John Bradshaw.  One of the quotes which really grabbed my attention was “we are human BEings and not human DOings”.   This led me to reflect upon how important it is to keep our priorities in order and on the ...

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  • A humorous moral(e)

    Nadia Delicata

    “All jokes are grievances” claimed the media guru Marshall McLuhan… or, if I dare improve on the Master’s kernel of wisdom, “Good jokes are grievances.”   A sobering thought to begin a post on humour… but to prove my point that ROTFL kind-of-jokes are really thinly-veiled gripes against perceived wrongs, ...

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  • A day without laughter is a day wasted

    Rosienne Farrugia

    I must say that writing about ‘Humour’ is not easy. The first thing that passed through my mind was ‘What is there to write about… except maybe give a definition which anyone can find for themselves in a dictionary?’ So I looked the word up in a dictionary – in ...

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  • Humour is a state of mind

    Angele Galea

    I had just started my first day at secondary school, when it hit me. I remember very clearly the moment I thought to myself “ I’m going to make these girls laugh so they’ll like me and become my friends”. Great wisdom at age 10, I think. It worked, so I relaxed into a ...

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  • If Jesus did not laugh, can we?

    David Cilia

    “Jesus did not laugh!” was the conviction of my former Seminary Rector, and he was serious about it and had always a sober demeanor to prove it!  On the other hand my great uncle priest, who died at 91 years of age, had no qualms about sharing a good laugh ...

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  • Any LOLs in the New Testament?

    Paul Sciberras

    I picked up Even-Shoshan (that’s the Hebrew Old Testament Concordance) and looked up ההה (pronounced ‘hahaha’) … nothing. I tried חחח (with the harsher h, pronounced ‘chachacha’) … nothing … no LOLs in Hebrew :(!! So I tried my luck with Moulton-Geden (the Greek New Testament Concordance) and looked up ...

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  • Blessed are the Fools

    Anton D'Amato

    Mother Teresa once said “love until it hurts, with a smile.” Have you ever tried to invert this into “smile until you harm”? Such a saying would sound really hard to accept, but without knowing many a times we end up doing this even unconsciously, and mistake it with humour ...

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  • My first impression of Francesco

    Matthew Pulis

    As I was waiting for the announcement of “Habemus Papam”, I rewinded my mind back to the days of when I had doubts with the Catholic Church. As strange as it may sound, I always considered myself having a good relationship with Christ, however for a couple of years I ...

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