A minister wanted to add a powerful visual demonstration that would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon which was to focus on the evils and temptations we all face in life. So at the beginning of his service he placed four worms into four separate mason jars.
The second worm was placed in a jar containing cigarette smoke.
The third worm was into in a jar that contained pure chocolate syrup.
And the fourth worm was put into a jar of good clean soil.
He then proceeded with his service and gave actually did give a rousing sermon. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister walked over to the four jars and picked them up one at a time and then gave the following report:
The first worm in alcohol . . . . . . Dead!
The second worm in cigarette smoke . . Dead!
The third worm in chocolate syrup . . . Dead!.
The fourth worm in good clean soil . . Alive and doing well!
The Minister then looked out over his congregation and asked;
"So, my friends? What did we learn today from this demonstration?"
Maxine, a devoted member of the church, who was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said . . .
"Reverend as long as we drink, smoke and eat chocolate, we won't have any worms!"
That pretty much ended the service right there!