The Preacher and the Lawn Mower
A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle,
when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawnmower.
"How much do you want for the mower?" asked the preacher.
"I'm just trying to make enough money to buy a bicycle," said the
After a moment of consideration, the preacher asked, "Will you take
my bike in trade for it?"
The boy said, "You got a deal."
The preacher took the mower and tried to start it. He pulled on the
cord a few times with no response from the mower.
The preacher called the little boy over and said, "I can't get this
mower to start."
The little boy said, "That's 'cause you have to cuss at it to get
The preacher said, "I'm a minister, and I can't cuss. It's been so
long since I've been 'saved' that I don't know if I even remember
how to cuss."
The little boy looked at him with a smile and said, "Just keep pulling
on that cord. It'll come back to ya!"
[ Author Unknown -- From Denial ]
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