When the offering plates were passed, he put the teddy bear in the plate, along with a few coins.
Later, when asked about it, he simply said, "Well, the Bible says the wise men brought Jesus gifts gold, and frankincense and myrrh. I didn’t have any gold, and I don’t know what myrrh is. So I just gave Frank and cents!
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