The craziest story I’ve heard about falling asleep in church was told to me when I was in S.F.: a former pastor, who was growing old, was preaching away when suddenly he paused, and slowly his head went down and came to rest on the pulpit. The people looked at each other and one of them discovered the problem: the preacher had fallen asleep.
The stories of the Bible are often told without commentary, leaving it up to us, the readers, to figure out the lessons. The story of Eutychus falling asleep has a wide range of suggested lessons. One of the most common is that it’s not good to fall asleep during the sermon or bad things might happen, or related lessons on being serious about things of the spirit. IMHO, that’s a wise lesson, but I think there are better lessons from this story….