I Thought I Was the Only One

One reason that some comedy works is that the person talking says something you have thought or done. They may tell a story about how stupid they acted in a situation while you think, “I have done that same thing.” Possibly they share an anecdote from their marriage and how their spouse behaved, and you immediately go, “I know precisely how he felt.”

There is great power in knowing you are not the only person to think or feel a certain way. It holds more than the ability to make us laugh. It also contains the power to bring us closer as people.

This is one of the great blessings of being in a Christian community. Whenever we share the stories of our struggles with faith, someone will say, “I thought I was the only one.” Giving a testimony of a time God provided when it seemed impossible will allow another person to think, “I am in the same situation, and maybe God can handle this for me.”

One of the great blessings of the Church is sharing the stories of how faith is working in our lives. This will allow people the joy found in knowing they are not alone.


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