The Trip to Bethlehem
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Mary, Joseph, and Aunt Edna are on their way to Bethlehem for the census, and theyre not enjoying the trip. Theyve been on the road for 4 days. Its hot, dusty, Mary is tired, Aunt Edna is hungry for a kosher hot dog, riding a donkey is very uncomfortable and they cant afford a cart, and theres certain to be nothing to do once theyre in Bethlehem. Joseph is just irritable about being on the road with two complaining women and snips back as often as possible. Finally, Mary loudly asks Cant anyone tell me why were going to Bethlehem? The Donkey suddenly gets up and says Sure, I can tell you Mary, and puts on a Linus impersonation as he approaches center stage. Lights, please. He then quotes Micha 5 But you, Bethlehem, though you are small are by no means least among the towns of Judah. For out of you will come a great ruler, and he will be the shepherd of his people. To Mary he says God is delivering a great gift through you and then calmly gets back on all fours and walks off like nothing unusual happened. The other three stare after him in shock and disbelief. Finally Aunt Edna says well, talking donkeys are Biblical!
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