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 raised his hand and said, "That's not
much of a trick. I could do that."
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?" asked the minister.
"With all the food I had left over from last Sunday!"