Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
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Eutychus

One of my favorite Bible stories, from Acts 20:7-12:

On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight. There were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together. A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead. Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, "Don't be troubled, for his life is in him." When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even until break of day, he departed. They brought the boy alive, and were not a little comforted.

Moral of the story (multiple choice):
A) Even the best preachers can be a little long-winded.
B) Don't fall asleep in church.
C) If you do, don't fall asleep in a third floor window.
D) Even if you do that, it's not more than God can handle.
E) All of the above.
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