A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to the Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed in four separate jars.
The first worm was placed in 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 good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the minister reported the following results:
The first worm in the alcohol - dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke - dead.
The third worm in chocolate syrup - dead.
The fourth worm in good clean soil - alive.
So the minister asked the congregation what they could learn from the demonstration.
A elderly woman was sitting in the back. She quickly raised her hand and said, "As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!
That pretty much ended the service!
From "Lighten Up and Live" by Ken Davis, BroadStreet Books