April Fools’ Day is actually the best possible day for Easter. Why?
April Fools’ Day is a tradition with deep folk roots in many European countries.
In fact, we can even point to a special Anglican flavor of it—it is mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Today we know April Fools’ Day as a time to pull pranks, trying to make someone look like a fool and be embarrassed.
Some people love practical jokes and think of them as all in good fun. I personally hate them and hide away from the world on the first of April for fear of falling prey to one.
But there is another tradition of foolishness that is deeply rooted in Christian theology. It goes all the way back to Paul himself. Continue reading