The Craft of Preaching

Using humor in homilies

A state of mind

Humor is a disposition. It's a state of mind. To be humorous is to be cheerful, affable, approachable.

When Pope Francis says he wants preachers to bring more joy and cheerfulness to their homilies, he's calling for more humor. That's what we will talk about in today's video: Using humor in homilies.


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