As a woman let me just say this..
3 women would NOT equal peace on earth. they would have argued who remembered the directions they asked for correctly,
argued over who knew more about “birthin’ that baby’, secretly hoped the other women’s gifts were not better than theirs,
argued that the others were cleaning the stable in all the wrong order and argued over who the better cook is
and who knows the best ingredients for that casserole. they would then have sat in stony silence,
exceept for the occasional snarky, sarcastic comment before telling Mary she was doing the
swaddling all wrong and glaring at Joseph for letting all the animals stay in the stable.
I just had to comment on this when I saw it. It really gave me a chuckle.