The ferry-dock was crowded with weary home-goers when through the crowd rushed a man - excited &laden to the chin with bundles of every shape & size.
He sprinted down the pier, his eyes fixed on a ferryboat only two or three feet out from the pier; he made a flying leap across the intervening stretch of water & landed safely on the deck.
A fat man happened to be standing on the exact spot on which he struck & they both went down with a resounding crash. When the arriving man had somewhat recovered his breath he apologized to the fat man.
"I hope I didn't hurt you," he said. "I am sorry. But, anyway I caught the boat!"
"But you idiot," said the fat man, "the boat was coming in!"
“In walking after the spirit we must avoid all haste.” - Watchman Nee.
John 11:5 (GW): “Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus. Yet, when Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was for two more days.”