|"The Virgin Appearing to|
St. Philip Neri"
by Giovanni Battista Piazetta
Philip was a merry, popular person. One night when he was praying, he felt a globe of light enter his mouth and sink down into his heart. This gave him the desire to serve God and others. In time, he became a priest and spent hours in prayer, but he remained just as spontaneous and fun-loving as ever. He would play practical jokes on other priests in order to teach them humility, and sometimes he would walk around with his clothes inside out or half his beard shaved off, maybe to make people laugh or maybe to learn humility himself.
Pope Francis has spoken a lot about how Christians should be full of joy. So, today, follow St. Philip Neri’s example and have a little fun. He liked hearing and learning new jokes, so learn a new joke today and tell it to others. Here are a few jokes to get you started.