On a Sunday afternoon, a tipsy old man stumbles upon a baptism ceremony happening by the river. He decides to join the preacher in the water, standing right beside the pastor. The pastor, noticing the tipsy old man, asks, “Mister, are you prepared to find Jesus?”
The old man, swaying slightly, replies, “Yes, preacher, I believe I am.”
With that, the pastor quickly dunks the old man under the water before pulling him back up. “Did you find Jesus?” asks the pastor.
“Nah, I didn’t!” retorts the old man.
Growing slightly impatient, the pastor immerses the man for a considerably longer period before bringing him back up again. “Now, my friend, did you find Jesus?” he inquires.
“Nah, I haven’t, Father,” the old man answers, coughing.
Utterly exasperated, the pastor submerges the man for a good half a minute this time, then hauls him back up. In a stern voice, he asks, “For heaven’s sake, man, have you found Jesus yet?”
The old drunkard, wiping the water from his eyes, responds to the pastor, “Are you certain this is where he dropped in?”