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A group of four-year-olds were presenting a Christmas Pageant. Everything moved along smoothly until the children playing Mary and Joseph arrived at the inn in Bethlehem.

‘Do you have any room for us?’ asked young Joseph.

‘No, the inn is full,’ replied the innkeeper.

‘But it’s so cold outside, and my wife is going to have a baby,’ pleaded Joseph. ‘Don’t you have any place for us?’

To the surprise of the director of the play and the audience, instead of showing the couple to the stable, the four-year-old innkeeper replied compassionately, ‘I’m not supposed to say this, but you come right on in.’

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