A young woman noticed in church that an elderly couple held hands the entire service. She was so moved by that, she decided to mention it. She went to the elderly woman and said, "I think it is so sweet that you and your husband hold hands. It must be wonderful to be so much in love." "What do you mean love," said the lady, "it's the only way I can keep him from popping his knuckles in church."


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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.