What Is Preaching? (A Session in Satire)

by Gene Taylor

Preach: "To exhort in an officious or tiresome manner." (All definitions are from Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, 1967)

Therefore: To preach is to incite by argument or advice by volunteering one's services where they are neither asked for nor needed and wearing out the patience of the audience by boring them completely to the point that they are unable or unwilling to continue.