Time is of the Essence
My father, who was a minister, used to take off his watch and lay it on the pulpit so that he could keep within the time allotted for his sermon and dismiss the congregation at 12 p.m.
One Sunday his watch was broken so one of the deacons loaned him a watch. My father laid the borrowed watch on the pulpit.
This time, Father was on a subject that caused him to go overtime. 12 p.m. was passing, so the man that lent his watch simply got up out of his pew, walked down the aisle, and reached above and retrieved his watch and then left the church quietly.
Lunchtime was passing. I guess time seemed more important than the Word. Hunger must have got the best of him.
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