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Sunday, December 16, 2012

What does it mean, Wise Men?

Image courtesy of Fred and Crystal's Christian Clip Art Page

An excerpt:

       "What does it mean, Wise Men?" Ollie wanted to know.  "Were they like school-teachers?"

       "No, dumbbell," Claude said.  "It means like President of the United States."

       Mother looked surprised, and a little pleased -- like she did when Charlie finally learned the times-tables up to five.  "Why, that's very close, Claude," she said.  "Actually, they were kings."

       "Well, it's about time," Imogene muttered. "Maybe they'll tell the innkeeper where to get off, and get the baby out of the barn."

       "They saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him, and presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."

       "What's that stuff?" Leroy wanted to know.

       "Precious oils," Mother said, "and fragrant resins."

       "Oil!" Imogene hollered.  "What kind of a cheap king hands out oil for a present?"

~ from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,
written by Barbara Robinson

This passage (like much of the book) cracks me up!  Who knew that the nativity story could be so humorous? :)

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