Swept Up By Joy
Today is Christmas Day. Fantastic. A day
to be merry. And there is a very good reason
for it! God became man and so everything
is possible. Even that we become like Him.
No better day to laugh, then…
John knew what he had to do to get
red car. His father told him to write
to Baby Jesus. He immediately obeyed.
Jesus," he started writing. "If
I get a red car for Christmas, I won't
with my sister Christine for a year."
Then Johnnie thought, "Ahh. This
too hard! Christine is such a wimp;
never, ever keep this promise."
threw away the letter and started again.
"Dear Jesus, if I get a little
for Christmas, I will eat all my vegetables
for a year." But again… he had
thoughts… "That means spinach,
and asparagus. Yuck! I could never
Then he had a brilliant idea. He went
to the living room where his father
a beautiful nativity scene. He grabbed
statue of the Virgin Mary, went into
kitchen, wrapped it carefully in newspapers
and stuffed it into a grocery bag.
the bag upstairs to his room, opened
closet and placed the package in the
He then closed the closet door, took
sheet of paper and wrote, "Dear
if you ever want to see your mother
A brainy child for sure!
It was Christmas Eve. Somewhere up
in the North where it can be really
This little boy about six or seven
out in front of a shop window. He obviously
came from a poor family; his clothes
flimsy, old and all patched up.
A young woman passing by saw the little
and decided to do something good for
Christmas has this magic of making
She took the child by the hand, led
the store and bought him new shoes
complete suit of warm clothing.
When they were again in the street,
said to the child, "Now you can
and have a very happy holiday."
little boy however looked up at her
beautiful inquisitive eyes, asked her,
you God, Madam?" To which she
and replied, "No son, I am just
of His children."
The little boy was quick to answer
"I knew you had to be some relation!"
It is all in the family!
This is cool. A Jewish lady was stranded
late one night at a resort that did
Jews. The desk clerk was adamant, "Sorry,
no room. The hotel is full." The
lady said, "But your sign says
you have vacancies."
The desk clerk stammered and then said
"We do not admit Jews here".
woman stiffened and said, "Let
you, young man, I have converted to
Obviously the desk clerk was not very
"Yes?! Let me give you a test.
Jesus born?" The answer came out
"He was born to a virgin named
in a little town called Bethlehem."
"Excellent. And then what happened?"
The woman replied, "He was born
"Correct," said the hotel
"And why was he born in a manger?"
The woman retorted angrily, "Because
a brainless daft guy like you in the
wouldn't give a Jewish lady a room
night!" The same story all over
There was no room at the inn!
It is children that keep Christmas
A lady lost her handbag in the bustle
Christmas shopping. It was found by
little boy and he returned to her.
in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm....
That's funny. When I lost my bag there
a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty
The boy quickly replied, "That's
lady. The last time I found a lady's
she didn't have any change for a reward!"
And another one. "Thanks for the
guitar you gave me for Christmas,"
Chris said to his uncle the first time
saw him after the holidays. "It's
best present I ever got."
"That's great," said his
"Do you know how to play it?"
I don't play it," the little fellow
said. "My mom gives me a dollar
not to play it during the day and my
gives me five dollars a week not to
it at night!" That's a real practical
gift! Any electrical guitars around?!
And for those who do not believe in
religious stuff… An atheist complained
a Christian friend, "You Christians
have your special holidays, such as
and Easter and Nativity of Mary. But
have no recognized national holidays.
His friend replied, "Why don't
April first?" Gotcha!
Let us make God-made-man happy today
sweet sound of our laughter! MERRY
This wonderful new baby brought so
to all of us!
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