Working on my sermon for Sunday about the Wise Men. For a long time I thought I would use this story as the beginning, and we will see if I should have stuck with that idea, but before it falls into the trash folder I thought I would share it here. It is the obligatory “If the Wise Men Had Been Women” joke:
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, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.
But what they would have said when they left…?
“Did you see the sandals Mary was wearing with that gown?”
“That baby doesn’t look anything like Joseph!”
“Virgin? Yeah! I knew her in school!”
“Can you believe that they let all of those disgusting animals in the house?”
“I heard that Joseph isn’t even working right now!”
“And that donkey that they are riding has seen better days too!”
“Want to bet on how long it will take until you get your casserole dish back?”
It won’t make the sermon (at least I don’t think so) but you will tell it!