The Best Years
Recently a large seminar was held for ministers in training.
Among the guests were many well-known motivational speakers.
One such boldly approached the pulpit and, gathering the
entire crowd’s attention, said, “The best years of my life
were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn’t my wife!” The
crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, “And that woman
was my mother!” The crowd burst into laughter and he gave his
speech, which went over well.
About a week later one of the ministers who had attended the
seminar decided to use that joke in his sermon. As he shyly
approached the pulpit one sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse
the joke in his head. It seemed a bit foggy to him this
morning. Getting to the microphone he said loudly, “The
greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of another
woman that was not my wife!” His congregation sat shocked.
After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to recall
the second half of the joke, the pastor finally blurted out,
“…and I can’t remember who she was!”