7The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. 8Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9Be hospitable to one another without complaining. 10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 11Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:7-11, NRSV)
Why so serious? was a famous line from this portrayal. Because he was asked that by his father as a child and then had a smile cut into his face and he would do this to others. Not that God will cut a smile on our face, but sometimes we get so caught up in the end of times and all of the nastiness around us we get so serious. Not to say we shouldn’t be serious about things, I mean here Peter tells us we should be serious. And we should, but we also need to remember that in all things God is always with us.
God will see us through and being serious about our following of God is really all we need to be serious about. Because God will be with us to go through whatever we face.