Voice of the Day: James Martin

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In Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, James Martin makes the connection between the resurrection we celebrate at Easter and the joy that should suffuse the Christian life.

For Christians, the knowledge that Jesus has been raised from the dead is a cause for rejoicing, even in tough times. This does not mean that suffering does not bring sadness. Of course it does. But suffering is not the last word—in Jesus’s life nor in ours. And that knowledge can lead us to a deep joy.

— James Martin, Between Heaven and Mirth