Christmas play

The children of a parish in Tokyo had been practicing their Christmas play. Right on cue, the innkeeper said, "There is no room."

None was prepared for Joseph when he turned to Mary and said, "I told you to make reservations!"

One For Every Room

One Sunday our priest announced he was passing out miniature crosses made of palm leaves. "Put this cross in the room where your family argues most," he advised. "When you look at it, the cross will remind you that God is watching."

As I was leaving church, the woman in front of me walked up to the priest, shook his hand, and said, "I'll take five."

Anniversary Cards

In a stationery store, I quickly picked out a card for my wife for our anniversary. The clerk was surprised by how little time it took me, and began relating a story about another customer who spent a half-hour searching for the right anniversary greeting. Noticing the man lingering over one card after another, the clerk went back to see if she could help. "Is there a problem?" she asked. "Yes, there is," he replied ruefully. "I can't find one my wife will believe."