A new preacher had just begun his sermon. He was a little nervous,
and about ten minutes into the talk, his mind went blank. He
remembered some advice they gave him in seminary school when a
situation like this arose - repeat your last point. Often, this will
help you remember what should come next. So he gave it a try.
"Behold, I come quickly," he said. Still, his mind was blank. So he
tried again, "Behold, I come quickly!" Still nothing.
He tried once more, this time with so much vehemence that he tripped
over his microphone wire and fell off the stage, right into the lap of
a little old lady in the front row.
The young preacher was very embarrassed and tried to apologize, but
the woman replied, "That's all right, young man. It was my fault...I
should have gotten out of the way. You told me three times you were