Illustration: Health, Physicians

A middle-aged man wasn't feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a checkup.

After a thorough examination, the doctor said, "Based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking."

The man said, "Well, to be honest with you, Doc, I don't deserve the best. What's the second best?" (from Pastor Tim's Sermon Illustrations and Inspirations List)