This week I am the prayer leader. This evening, during Compline (Night prayer) after a short silence of examination of conscience, as I was supposed to intone the penitential rite, I accidentally hit the books on the shelf of my pew. All my prayer books fell with such a loud noise after I said: “I confess…” and the Sisters continued…”to Almighty God…that I have sinned through my own fault…” I could hear the stifling giggles of my Sisters; and I tried to control my laughter, too.

Yes, just the right timing…”through my own fault…” at the time when we are supposed to be very seriously confessing our faults some funny thing happened. The Lord must have smiled with us. Sometimes funny and unexpected things happen just at the time of great seriousness…and God smiles with us!