Q: Did Jesus ever smile or laugh, or was He solemn all the time? I have a friend who’s very solemn, and he says he doesn’t believe in laughing or cracking jokes, because Jesus never laughed, and we ought to be like Jesus. — M.McD.
A: I answered a similar question last week when someone asked what Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus looked like. My answer here is very similar. We can’t know the answer because Jesus is a fictional character. I think it would be a mistake for anyone to base their life on a fictitious person, especially one that advocated cruelty and violence and was highly inconsistent in his advice.
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