The Epiphany

This Sunday was the celebration of the Epiphany, although the actual day is January 6th, today. For those of you who may not be aware, the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of The Three Kings.  In many Latin American cultures this is a day for celebration and one of the days where gifts are given.  It is celebrated with Rosca de Reyes  a traditional wreath-shaped bread and chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) and tamales.  Hidden inside the rosca are several small figurines of Baby Jesus.  Each person cuts a slice of the rosca and whoever gets the bay figurine has to invite everyone to a party on February 2nd, Candelaria Day.  We celebrated Rosca de reyes last year with friends and the kids throughly enjoyed it, of course Emma still carries her Baby around in her purse for good luck. Father presented this scenario and the rebuttal to us during the homily.  I got a chuckle out of it and thought I'd share.  

What if 3 Wise Men were Women?

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!" 
"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!" 
"God only knows how long it will take until you get your casserole dish back?"
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