In the spirit of the new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life — in which Fr. Jim Martin shares how humor is essential to the spiritual life, and offers a few of his own favorite jokes — we’re inviting you to share your favorite religious joke with us here at Patheos. We’ll choose a few of our favorites of the bunch, and send the winners a copy of Martin’s book next week.
Here’s one to get us started:
A doctor asks the mother of a newborn what she plans to name her son.
“I plan to name him after Jesus’ best friend.”
The doctor thinks for a moment, and tells the woman he can’t recall the bible mentioning Jesus’ best friend.
“You don’t remember Verily? Jesus talked to him all the time! Verily, i say unto you…”
Catholic blogger Max Lindenman offers a few more Catholic jokes for your amusement here.
Think you can top these? Post your favorite religious joke in the Comments box below (and then tweet this post using the #patheosmirth hashtag).
And join us again tomorrow as we resume our Twitter Book Club conversation on selected excerpts from the book….
Between Heaven and Mirth is currently featured at the Patheos Book Club.