A young man in the village had been badly insulted and he hurried to his pastor to tell him about it, adding that he was going immediately to his offender and avenge his honour.
“Better go home, son, “said the pastor, kindly.
“But I’ve been insulted!”
“That’s exactly why you should go home at this time. An insult is like mud.”
“I know that and I’m going to clean it up.”
“Son, there is one thing you might as well learn now than later, Mud brushes off a lot more easily when it is dry.”