He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision.
The Bible isn’t a book with a lot of laff lines or boffo jokes. Nonetheless, the Christian revelation is, in one sense, the greatest practical joke in history. For in the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, Jesus surrendered himself to the most vindictive plans of Satan and used the very force of Satan’s desire to destroy him in order to conquer death and Satan forever. In Catholic tradition, the Monday after Easter is sometimes known as “God’s Laughter Day” because it is the day heaven laughs at the triumph of life and the conquest of sin, hell, death and the devil. Today, have a good laugh with the Risen Christ and thank God for his unsearchable ways!