During horse-and-buggy days in the Deep South, a preacher rode 15 miles in blistering heat to preside at a small-town church service. When he got to the church, only one man was there. The man told the preacher, "I'm sure no one else will be coming--you may as well go back home." "Nonsense," replied the preacher. "If you went to feed your cows and there was only one, would you go home and not feed the one cow?" The man agreed that he would feed the one cow. So the determined preacher began delivering his sermon and went on and on. After an hour, the man stood up and interrupted. "If only one cow showed up, I'd feed her...but I sure wouldn't give her the whole load!"