The Easter Laugh

You may recall that on April 1st, I wrote a post about the resurrection entitled, “Is it a Joke?”  Well I’ve just been reading a book called “Holy Humor” and found out I’m not the first person to have that idea.  A number of early church theologians including Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and John Chrysostom wrote that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead.  There’s even a name for it: Risus paschalis”  which translates as the Easter laugh.

So who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor.  And what an amusing way He has of getting and keeping my attention!

 

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