A man bought a donkey from a
preacher. The preacher told the man that this donkey had been trained in a
very unique way, (being the donkey of a preacher). The only way to make
the donkey go, is to say, "Hallelujah!". The only way to make the donkey
stop, is to say, "Amen!".
The man was pleased with his purchase
and immediately got on the animal to try out the preacher's instructions.
"Hallelujah!", shouted the man. The donkey began to trot. "Amen!", shouted
the man. The donkey stopped immediately. "This is great!", said the man.
With a "Hallelujah", he rode off very proud of his new purchase.
The man travelled for a long time through some mountains. Soon he
was heading towards a cliff. He could not remember the word to make the
donkey stop. "Stop", said the man. "Halt!", he cried. The donkey just kept
going. "Oh, no... Bible!... Church!... Please Stop!", shouted the man. The
donkey just began to trot faster. He was getting closer and closer to the
cliff edge. Finally, in desperation, the man said a prayer... "Please,
dear Lord. Please make this donkey stop before I go off the end of this
mountain, in Jesus name, AMEN."
The donkey came to an abrupt stop
just one step from the edge of the cliff.