August 10, 2022

One of my many memories of teaching at a local primary school is the annual birth game, because it always makes me smile.

Basically because we always managed to tell the whole Christmas story in a 15 minute performance. Get the entire cast, basically to follow a star, and tie the 25 five-year-old teapot shepherds to the make shift stage. Near a group of angels with tonsils and an astonished Mary and Joseph, holding back the ‘small tears’!

Finally, to complete the story, little Balerina, dressed as the star of Bethlehem, danced announcing the arrival of the three sages. However, there were only two on this occasion, as the gift of his mirror, still holding the rear, was still hidden behind the curtains, and refusing to move forward, for fear of his first deviant stage!

I have always been fascinated by the Epiphany story, not only because it is a special Eid day but also because it is a kind of magic. And globally recognized as bringing hope to all!

I was recently reading about a unique non-religious tradition in Ireland – especially in Carrie and Cork. Nolig and MB Which is translated. Women’s Christmas, Pronunciation, null-egg-nah-mawn.

The Irish women historically met on January 6 and gathered that day to enjoy each other’s company in pubs or places where they could relax. While the men stay at home and take over the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning and caring for the children. This was mainly to give women a ‘day off’ as they were usually responsible for all the extra work involved during the festival. While some may view it as outdated and sexist, most have taken it to a new level in today’s society. Turning the day into a celebration that enables them to come together to salute their lives and achievements, focusing on honoring the women’s community.

Which brings me back to the first Epiphany, which is celebrated in the stable 12 days after the baby is born. It is believed that it took a long time for these three wise men to get there!

I guess we’ve all heard the joke revolving around several moons!


What if there were three wise women instead of three wise men?

the answer:

  • They may have asked for directions.
  • Helped in childbirth.
  • Bring practical gifts

I remember hearing something similar at home when I was younger, because my family was happy to make fun of me.

I would like to think that we can do the same with humor and goodwill while being involved.

Like, inevitably, we’re all on the same journey, and we all have our own star to follow.

However, it is interesting to note that the three wise women may have said something like this when they left:

“This donkey has seen better days.

Did you see that Mary was wearing sandals with this dress! ‘

‘Yeah, and I hear Joseph isn’t working right now!

‘I wonder how long you can wait to get your casserole dish back!’

‘You are a shining star.

< i>It doesn’t matter who you are.

Shining to see.

What could you really be? “

Earth Wind and Fire 1975

Cat Porter 2021

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