Several older men were talking about the greatest liars they had ever seen. One said, "I know a boy who lied so often he had to get someone else to call his dog for him." "That's nothing," said another, "I know a man who constantly lied on the golf course. He was so used to shaving points off his score that one day when he got a hole in one, he put a zero on his card out of force of habit" That's nothing said a third, "My preacher said that last Sunday we had between four and five hundred. I told him I only counted 125. He said, 'That's between four and five hundred.'"



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