According to The Washington Post back in February 2004, Church of England officials agreed to drop the term “Three Wise Men” from a newly approved prayer book because there’s no proof the trio of visitors to the infant Jesus were male or even learned.
So what would have happened if Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar were Gail, Melanie and Barbara?
For starters, they would have asked directions – the men took about four months to make the journey of over fifteen hundred kilometres
The ladies would have arrived on time,
Helped deliver the baby,
Cleaned the stable,
Made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.
But what they would have said when they left…?