A nervous young minister, new to the church, told the flock,
"For my text today, I will take the words, 'And they fed five
men with five thousand loaves of bread and two thousand
A member of the flock snicked at the preacher's snafu, raised
his hand and said, "That's not much of a trick. I could do
The minister didn't respond. However, the next Sunday he
decided to repeat the text. This time he did it properly, "And
they fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two
fishes." Smiling, the minister said to the noisy man, "Could
you do that, Mr. Perkins?"
The member of the flock said, "I sure could."
"How would you do it?"
"With all the food I had left over from last Sunday!"