For over 10 years, Don and I have laughed our way closer to Jesus.
We can start off by reading scripture, and before we know it, we are poking fun at each other about how unworthy we are to have Jesus love us. Then we begin to laugh. I want to believe Jesus is laughing as well, not with us, but
at the two goofballs calling themselves good Catholic boys.
Leading Each Other to Christ
Don leads me closer to Christ. I have had people who I thought were my friends in the past who did not practice their faith. As I moved closer to Christ, those people pushed back from our friendship. Maybe I made them feel uncomfortable, or guilty. While I did not push my new found spirituality on them, I began to change. I did not want to spend as much time with these old friends since I found friends like Don.
We could talk about our life and our journey with Christ. Where we turned away from Christ, and how we knew we had to find our way back to His path. Of course within this mix were our careers, our problems with our careers, and our families. Real life.
Laugh at This Life
My wife Patrice knows that when I tell her Don and I are having lunch or a beer after work, that I’m in good company and that I’ll come through the door with a big fat smile on my mug because Don makes me laugh at myself and at life.
Don is the call I will always take when my “do not disturb” feature is on. Don is the one who will volunteer to drive hours with me to an appointment just so we can spend time together.
Find Your Friend In Christ
My advice to anyone who cares to hear it, go find a Don of your own, someone who will lead you to heaven, and help keep you away from the other place.