Fools for Christ 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 08:28 AM - Extra Christy
The Easter Laugh

Today is April Fools Day. I do not observe the day. It wouldn't be fair to others since I am professional.

There is another April Fools Day. It is called Risus paschalis-the Easter Laugh. Theologians explained that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Christ from the dead. Some communities have tradition of filling the week after Easter Sunday with practical jokes, singing and dancing. (This from The Joyful Noiseletter site.)

If you get tricked today, I hope you can smile and remember the greatest prank of the ages, when Jesus rose from the dead, and had the last laugh on that trickster Satan.


For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (NIV)

The Easter Laugh
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