Tracy introduced the concept which traces to the middle ages and was a natural response to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
The Sunday after Easter is typically referred to as "low Sunday" throughout the centuries due to the massive drop in attendance compared to Easter.
After having heard the good news of the risen Lord, how could people stay away from the church the next Sunday?
Susan, who is my wife and a Professor of Psychology at Georgetown College, coincidentally is teaching a class about the psychology of humor today.
In a discussion last night, she remarked that, "humor is about the unexpected," and that humor is processed in many different areas in the brain, partially explaining why people find different things to be funny.
What could have more unexpected than the resurrection and while this may not have generated hysterical laughter, perhaps we can see where it created joyous laughter.
We get a little silly at times on Holy Humor Sunday, but it is all in good fun and meant to point to the day of resurrection where more than one person must have said, "You're kidding me."
Moving to the deeper places,