So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.
Molly Ivins 1944-2007
I found this quote over at MadPriest. I have always been a follower of Molly Ivins. She was a columnist on the Ft. Worth-StarTelegram so I have always claimed her as part of my heritage. Her insight into things political always gave me hope.
It seems appropriate to post this quote from her on Good Friday. On the day of the most solemn observance of the Christian Calendar it seem appropriate to talk about fighting for justice. There is no doubt that is what Jesus did on the cross. This is the reason that Good is often used for this day. It is God's work, good work that is done this day. And in some way we can hear the laughter of God as God overcomes death, over comes the grave, overcomes sin. The laughter is at the fear. The laughter is at the all the attempts Power tries to corrupt the lovely. The laughter is from all of us who understand how revolutionary the cross is.
We need not be solemn on Good Friday. At some level we need to be laughing our heads off, because Love triumphs over the pain, the torture, the hatred, and the desires to control. God's Friday is a day of remembering the Joy of looking at death and laughing.