Laughter colors the cheeks, puffs up the lungs, firms the muscles, fortifies the immune system, stabilizes blood sugar levels, adds endorphins to the brain and T cells to the immune system, aerates the capillaries, reduces stress hormones and toxins, dulls pain and inflammation, and tickles the funny bone.
– The Revenge of Anguished English, Richard Lederer, page xiv
The “layman” need never think of his humbler task as being inferior to that of his minister. Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. The motive is everything. Let a man sanctify the Lord God in his heart and he can thereafter do no common act. All he does is good and acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For such a man, living itself will be sacramental and the whole world a sanctuary. His entire life will be a priestly ministration. As he performs his never so simple task he will hear the voice of the seraphim saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”
– The Pursuit of God, A. W. (Aiden Wilson) Tozer, Kindle Edition, page 91 (p. 91)