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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." The ancient Psalms are filled with expressions of human emotions, some of which are great joy. Many personify the earth to imply that nature itself rejoices. So when we laugh, we are laughing along with the earth!

Bible Verses about Joy in the Old Testament

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." - Proverbs 17:22

"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy." - Psaml 47:1

"God has a smile on His face." - Psalm 42:5

"God, who sits in Heaven, laughs!" - Psalm 2:4

"He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast." - Proverbs 15:15

"I commend mirth." - Ecclesiastes 8:15

"I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them and give them gladness for sorrow." - Jeremiah 31:13

"Let the shield exult and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy." - Psalm 96:12

"Let your heart be merry." - Judges 19:6

"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break into joyous song and sing praises." - Psalm 98:4

"The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves wiht joy; The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy." - Psalm 65:12-13

"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for them." - Psalm 126:2

"You have turned my mourning into dancing; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy." - Psalm 30:11

"You shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and hills before you shall burst into song, and the trees of the field shall clap their hands." - Isaiah 55:12

Be a Priest

After a church service on Sunday morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother, "Mom, I've decided to become a Priest when I grow up." "That's okay with us, but what made you decide that?" "Well," said the little boy, "I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit down and listen."

The Collar

A priest was walking along the corridor of the parochial school near the preschool wing when a group of little ones were trotting by on the way to the cafeteria. One little lad of about three or four stopped and looked at him in his clerical clothes and asked "Why do you dress funny?" He told him he was a priest and this is the uniform priests wear.

Then the boy pointed to the priest's plastic collar tab and asked, "Do you have an owie?" The priest was perplexed until he realized that to him the collar tab looked like a band-aid. So the priest took it out and handed it to the boy to show him. On the back of the tab are raised letters giving the name of the manufacturer.

The little guy felt the letters, and the priest asked, "Do you know what those words say?"

"Yes I do," said the lad who was not old enough to read. Peering intently at the letters he said, "Kills ticks and fleas up to six months!"

Holy Water

One morning a man came into the church on crutches. He stopped in front of the holy water, put some on both legs, and then threw away his crutches. An alter boy witnessed the scene and then ran into the rectory to tell the priest what he'd just seen.

"Son, you've just witnessed a miracle!" the priest said. "Tell me where is this man now?"

"Flat on his back over by the holy water," the boy informed him.

Above humor courtesy of the following links. Follow the links and LAUGH!!!!

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