WORLD—This coming Sunday, two important events will take place simultaneously: Easter and April Fools’ Day. God said he plans to honour the coincidence with a legendary joke.
“When I realized that Easter Sunday would fall on April Fools’ for the first time since 1956,” said God, “I knew I had to do something epic.”
God said the last time the dates coincided, the internet was still decades away from creation. This year, the Lord thinks he has a chance to go viral.
“If I play my cards right, I think I can really shake things up,” said God, stroking his long white beard. “Every era has presented unique opportunities when Easter and April Fools’ fall on the same day. It’s really a matter of considering the current Zeitgeist in each part of the world and then playing to your audience. It’s also a matter of whether you want to evoke a true belly laugh or strike fear in the hearts of people and bring them to their knees before declaring April Fools! and lifting them up again.”
When asked what kind of joke God was planning, he demurred. “Oh, I don’t think I can tell you that!” he said. “I’d ruin the surprise. But I don’t think I’ll resurrect any of my old pranks. Get it?”