Trouble with the Collections?

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 Farmer Condill’s hen-house 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