by Sunil Bali, 22-11-15

Just as he is about to become the first tennis player to earn $100million in prize money, Roger Federer was asked who has been the biggest influence on his game.

Federer replied, "I’ve learned from many coaches and players, but I’ve always concentrated on playing my own game and developing my own style."

Learning from others is fine, but slavishly copying others dilutes our true voice and charm such that we diminish our innate magnetism.

Human beings trying to be someone else are about as edifying as watered down wine and lemonade with not enough lemons.

The human condition means that all of us require a faith lift from time to time, but rather than trying to infuse our spirit with that of someone else, we should check our Faithbook page first.

The introduction will read, "This human has been delivered to Earth in perfect working order and is programmed to be an endless source of love. Any attempts to modify the innate behaviour of this human may cause harm."


  1. The man who invented predictive texting has just died.
    His Funfair will be Hello next Sundial at 2 pm.
  2. The late, great comedian Dave Allen remembers his introduction to religion (a hilarious 5 min video)
  3. A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, "Jesus knows you’re here."

    He nearly jumped out of his skin, turned his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, he shook his head and continued.

    Just as he was putting a laptop into his bag, he heard "Jesus is watching you."

    Startled, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.

    "Did you say that?" he hissed at the parrot.

    "Yes", the parrot confessed, who then squawked, "I’m just trying to warn you that he’s watching you."

    The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who are you to warn me?"

    "Moses," replied the bird.

    "Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would name a bird Moses?"

    "The kind of people who would name a Rottweiler Jesus."