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One of the ways we cultivate joy is to approach suffering and trouble with a joyful heart. We rejoice not because there is no difficulty in life, but in the very face of those difficulties. We celebrate this Holy Humour Sunday, remember, in the aftermath of the horror of Christ’s crucifixion. We celebrate Holy Humour Sunday because Easter is the good news that tragedy and horror do not have the last word. Easter is the punch line to the joke that God plays on the powers of evil. And so, in the face of death, we reaffirm life. In the face of tragedy, we reaffirm joy. In the face of events that challenge our sense of life’s meaning and purpose, we reaffirm that faith, joy and laughter are the very things that make life worth living.