Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | September 24, 2010

People sometimes miss the point…

One minister found that people sometimes miss the point. He was personally convinced that it was a sin to eat chocolate, among other more obvious vices. He decided to have a visual demonstration that would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon and teach his congregation a lesson they would never forget.

As he began his sermon, he placed four worms into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol; the second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke; the third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup; the fourth worm was put into a container of rich, clean soil. Then, the preacher preached against the sins of all the above.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the minister showed his congregation the following results:
• The first worm in the alcohol – dead;
• The second worm in the cigarette smoke –dead;
• The third worm in the chocolate syrup –dead;
• The fourth worm in the good clean soil – alive!

The minister then asked his congregation, “What have you learned from this demonstration?”

A little old woman in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, “As long as you drink, smoke and eat plenty of chocolate, you’ll never have worms.”


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