by Larry Tomczak
A young, exuberant minister was applauded as he held his head high ascending the steps to the speaker’s platform. Overly confident, self-assured and quite impressed with himself, he was certain the crowd would be captivated by his message.
Less than thirty minutes later, he dropped his head and descended the steps utterly discouraged and perplexed as to why his sermon fell flat. The tepid response was the equivalent of a golf clap as he slouched into his seat embarrassed and deflated.
“What happened?” he whispered to his wife in the seat beside him.
Anticipating he would ask the question, she gently clasped his hand and said, “Honey, I think if you had walked up the way you came down, you probably would have come down the way you walked up.”
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