A minister in a little church had been having trouble with the collections.

One Sunday he announced . . .

. . . "Now, before we pass the collection plate, I would like to request that the person who stole the chickens from Brother Martin's henhouse please refrain from giving any money to the Lord. The Lord doesn't want money from a thief!"

The collection plate was passed around, and for the first time in months. . . .

. . . .  everybody gave!