Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Three Wise Women


Legend has it that it was on January 6th, for those of us who celebrate Christmas December 25th, that the three Wise Men visited the Holy Family in Bethlehem bringing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to the Christ Child. The gifts signifying Kingship, Priesthood and death on the Cross.

The issue has been raised as to how it might have been with three Wise Women instead. One version which has been circulated for a while goes as follows:

What would have happened if it had been three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?
They would have
  • asked directions ...
  • arrived on time …
  • helped deliver the baby …
  • cleaned the stable …
  • brought practical gifts …
  • and made a casserole.

But as they left, they would have said……..
"Did you see the sandals Mary was wearing with that gown?"
"That baby doesn't look anything like Joseph!"
"Can you believe that they let all of those disgusting animals in there!"
"And that donkey they are riding has seen better days too!"
"Virgin, my *%@$! I knew her in school !"
"That baby doesn't look anything like Joseph!"
"Want to bet on how long it will take before you get your casserole dish back?"

3 comments:

  1. Darlin, I've been reading that joke for all my life, but I NEVER saw the follow-up! THAT was priceless and YOU WILL BE ON MY FRIDAY'S READER'S SPECIAL.

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  2. Speak of the devil. I know this is right up Dana's alley.

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  3. The first half of the story is kind of cute. Second half is a bit catty. Maybe true in some cases, but not in others. Depends on the wise Women I guess.

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