I am your servant; give me understanding, so that I may know your teachings
“Well, farmer,” he said, “it is a terrible morning and there are only two of us. Shall we call it a day and get back to our firesides?”
“Well,” said the farmer, “I dunno. I only know about cattle. If I take a load of hay out to the field and only one comes, I still feed him.”
Stung by this rebuke, the pastor went through the whole Mass, choosing the longer scriptural texts, giving a homily of 40 minutes and using the longer Eucharistic Prayer.
Feeling rather pleased with himself, he again addressed his congregation: “Well, farmer, how did I do? Was that all right?”
There was a pause in the rhythmic chewing, “Well, I dunno,” the farmer said, “I only know about cattle. But if I take a load of hay out to feed them and only one comes, I don’t tip off the whole load.”