That’s No Secret

Do not be afraid: from now on it is men you will catch

Luke 5:10
Isaiah 6:1-2,3-8; Psalms 138:1-5,7-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11

Two experienced fishermen went ice-fishing …

They chopped holes in the ice, put worms on their hooks, dropped their lines into the water and, three hours later, they had caught nothing.

Then a boy came along with his fishing gear. He cut a hole in the ice, put a worm on his hook, dropped his line into the water and, immediately, he caught a fish. He repeated the process over-and-over again until soon he had captured a dozen fish.

The two fishermen watching were flabbergasted. Finally, one of them approached the lad and said, “Young man, we’ve been here now for more than three hours and haven’t caught a single fish. You’ve caught at least a dozen in just a few minutes. What’s your secret?”

The boy mumbled an answer but the man didn’t catch a word of it. Then he noticed a large bulge under the boy’s left cheek. “Take the bubble gum out of your mouth so I can understand what you’re saying,”…

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