Remembering How (and why) We Laugh


Today we celebrate the Risus Paschalis – God’s Easter laugh.
The joke is on the devil.
The joke is on all who still think that life is defined by birth and death.
Jesus taught the early church how to laugh:
how to laugh at death.
How to laugh at appearances,
how to laugh in the face of all manner of difficulty.
Today, we remember God’s great surprise –
and the word for each of us.