woman walked into the huge mega church. The friendly usher greeted her at the
door and led her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit?”
he asked politely. “The front row please,” she answered. “You
really don’t want to do that,” the usher said. “The preacher is really
boring.” “Do you happen to know who I am?” the woman inquired.
“No.” he said. “I’m the preacher’s wife,” she replied indignantly.
“Do you know who I am?” he asked. “No.” she said. “Good,”
he answered and turned around and left.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,
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