THE LIGHTER SIDE.
Three friends — a Franciscan, Jesuit, and SVD — paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem. The Franciscan was interested in the manger to serve as reminder of the strict poverty their order professed.
The Jesuit was more interested to have Jesus enrolled at the Ateneo. Knowing of the Jesuit’s intention, Mary whispered to Joseph, “Can we afford their tuition?”
When they looked around for the SVD, he was nowhere to be found. They discovered later he had run after the 3 Kings … soliciting donations for the mission!