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Between Heaven and Mirth

The Saints Were, Yes, Funny

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Indeed, the more you know about the actual lives of the saints, the more it strikes you as bizarre that so many statues, paintings and mosaics of the saints show them as unsmiling men and women.

Can Religion Be Joyful?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Lev Raphael

It's a central part of worship -- or should be -- and many figures in many different religions have urged this message.

Faith Leads To Joy

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Holy people are joyful. Why? Because holiness brings us closer to God, the source of all joy.

WATCH: Two Minutes Of Wisdom With James Martin: Finding Joy In Religion

Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion

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Can You Laugh With God?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Previously, I had imagined God creating me, caring for me, maybe even taking an interest in my life, but certainly not delighting in me. But why not? Doesn't a parent delight in a child?