"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God," according to theologian Karl Barth. Another theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, noted that "humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer." How true. We include laughter under the spiritual practice of play, but we've found it so personally valuable on our spiritual journeys that we decided it needs its own "topic" page. So here we offer some of S&P's content about laughter, including quotes, books, DVDs, excerpts, and practices to give you many ways to appreciate laughing. Plus, we've been collecting jokes and cartoons on Pinterest.