How can a mind that is gloomy and dull, love? And isn’t God all about Love?
As surprising as it may seem, there is both a need and a demand for Laughter Yoga in places of worship throughout America (they just don’t know it yet). In the words of American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr “Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.” St. Thomas Aquinas himself said “It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.”
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Also of interest in the context of this discussion is what a group of German Christians recently did in Berlin: they challenged the notion that religion is no laughing matter by replacing their church’s bell chimes with peals of laughter, just in time for Easter.
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