“Last year, do you remember Christmas morning? You came to celebrate the solemn feast. I was sermonizing about the thorny problems in the genealogies of Christ when a strange thing happened. I looked up, and you’d all dozed off. Well, of course, I stopped instantly, promising I’d return to the sermon at some point in the future. And then another strange thing happened. You all woke up. Happily, we continued the liturgy together.”

-St. Augustine, Sermon 51