The minister was just starting his sermon when he spotted a man stepping inside. He beckons him to sit and launches into his lesson on the Ten Commandments.
Since it was a new face, the minister makes sure to seek the man out after the service to greet him.
“I have to confess,” the man says, “that I didn’t come in to hear your sermon. I came in to steal a hat, because it’s cold and I seem to have lost mine.”
“What made you stop, then?” the minister asks.
“Well, your talking about ‘Thou shalt not steal’ made me think about it.”
“Terrific!” the minister says.
“Besides,” the man continues, “when you got to ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’, I remembered where I left my hat.”