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!