Three Wise Men Still Waiting For Thank You From Jesus

3 wise menOver 2,000 years later, the Three Wise Men are still waiting for a thank you card from Jesus for the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh that they presented Him with on the First Christmas.

“We understood that He was just a baby at the time, and the responsibility for the thank you would’ve fallen on Mary and Joseph, but He hasn’t been a baby for awhile,” the First Wise Man, who is the trio’s spokesperson, told this Modern Philosopher.  “The man can walk on water, turn water into wine, and rise from the dead, but he can’t scribble a few lines on a card and put it in the mail?”

I spoke to famed Maine etiquette expert Dr. Loretta Rood about the situation.  “Austin, proper etiquette is for the recipient to send a thank you card within two weeks of accepting the gift.  In the case of a newborn, that schedule could be stretched to a month or six weeks because parents are just so busy adjusting to having a new family member.  Consequently, it is also proper for the gift giver to never ask about a thank you card.”

3 gifts“Given the fact that we are now 2,013 years past when the gifts were given, I would say it is okay for the Wise Men to speak up and question why they never received a thank you card.  Especially when you factor in how expensive those gifts were.  We’re not talking dollar store purchases here!”

It sounds like Jesus needs to get to work on  that thank you.  Why are the Wise Men bringing it up after all these years?

Turns out they haven’t seen much of each other since the First Christmas.  That event changed their lives and has kept them busy, especially during the Holidays.  They stay in touch whenever they can via social media, but this week, business brought them all together again.

“We’ve been promoting our new cologne,” the First Wise Man informed me.  “It’s called ‘Magi’, and it was created just for the Holidays.  The tagline is: ‘Smell like a wise man this Christmas.’  What do you think?”

I took a sniff of the cologne, and it smelled like a desert in Winter with just a hint of camel.  So promoting the cologne got them to thinking about the thank you card?

thank you“Well, we discussed sending Jesus a case as a birthday/Christmas gift, and then we got to talking about how He never thanked us for the last presents we got Him. ”

 What do you think, Modern Philosophers?  Should the Wise Men just let it go?  Is Jesus in the wrong?  Would you ever try Magi Cologne?

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Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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30 Responses to Three Wise Men Still Waiting For Thank You From Jesus

  1. floridaborne says:

    When I forgot my manners, my mother used to say, “Were you born in a barn?”

    Wise men ar supposed to be above wanting a thank you. Knowing what they did was the right thing to do is thanks enough. 🙂

  2. I know the feeling. I’m still waiting for several thank you cards from weddings over the years. Bad form, Jesus. Bad form.

  3. I’d stop waiting. The moment has passed and it’s been too long. Besides, now it would just appear as if he’s sending the “Thank You” because he was told to. BUT, I’d never send another gift to him either!

  4. Jet Eliot says:

    I’ve been on a camel and as much as I like wildlife, camels are quite nasty. This leads me to think that even a “hint of camel” means the Magi cologne is not too pleasant. I’ll pass.

  5. ksbeth says:

    perhaps he thought it was just a loan?

  6. cat9984 says:

    Part of the reason for the note is to show appreciation, the other part is to let people know the person has received the gift. Obviously, He received the gift, and I imagine they received thanks at the time. I see this as an attempt to bring attention to their cologne by emphasizing their connection with the birth. Why else would someone want to smell like a camel?

  7. seielstad05 says:

    Well, Jesus’ life was a gift from God (eternal life and all) as long as one is willing to follow. Perhaps He thought the gifts from the Wise Men were thank you “gifts” to God.

  8. Noli says:

    Jesus must have received gifts from people other than the 3 wise men. Did he ever say Thanks to Mary or Peter or John or James? His gratefulness is always directed to the Father who is the supreme giver. In a human level, we don’t thank the broom, we thank the janitor.

  9. Ok, I think this post just made my day! 😀 Going to be smiling all day now!

  10. rumpydog says:

    Yeah well on the one hand Jesus is dead. But on the other, he arose again. But should ghosts be expected to send thank you notes?

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