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Poor Preachers

There was a Baptist preacher who just finished his sermon for the day and proceeded toward the back of the church for his usual greetings and handshaking.

After shaking a few hands he came upon the seven year old son of one of the Deacons. "Good morning, young man," the preacher said as he reached out to shake his hand.

As he was doing so he felt something in the palm of his hand. "What’s this?" the preacher asked. "Money," said the boy with a big smile on his face, "It’s for you" "I don’t want your money, the preacher answered.

But the boy answered "I want you to have it." After a short pause the boy continued, "My daddy says you’re the poorest preacher we ever had and I want to help you."

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