[If Sermon Offends Thee]
A preacher came to the breakfast table with a cut on his cheek.
His wife asked him what had happened.
He replied that he was concentrating on his sermon while shaving and cut his face.
His wife said, “Maybe you should concentrate on your shaving and cut your sermons.”
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