A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.
“Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to
an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the haggardly mule
and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, “Yep, old
Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The
two men and Warwick made their way back to the ditch.
The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he
shouted, “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!” And the
mule pulled the car from the ditch with very little effort.
The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and
asked, “Why did you call out all of those other names before you called
The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As
long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”
- via The Lantern, Highway Church of Christ, Sullivan, IL Ron Thomas
serves as preacher and an elder for the congregation and you may visit
their website as http://www.highwaycofc.com