A Preacher walked to the front of the church on Sunday morning, he looked around at the people who had gathered for the service. He began by saying, “It is time to clean up God’s house. If anyone here has had an odd with their neighbor, excuse yourself and step to the back near the door”.
A couple of people got up and went to stand by the door.
Then he continued, “If anyone of you has said something or acted toward your neighbor in an offensive way, excuse yourself and step toward the back door”.
A couple of people got up went to the back, to stand by the door.
The Pastor looked as only a few people had walked to the back of the room, everyone else remained seated.
Then the Pastor said, “How about this, we all should know the ten commandments. If you feel that in some way, form, or action, you have broken any one of them walk to the back. Slowly one by one people started to walk to the back, near the door. Until only one person was still seated.
Then the Pastor, himself started to walk to the back with the others but said to the one person still seated, “I guess you are in the right place, the rest of us will have church outside today”.