A pastor walked into a church compound looking disoriented. The warden asked why the pastor looked so worried. “I think someone stole my bicycle, it is not where I left it,” pastor said.
The warden asked him to retrace his steps, but the pastor said he had searched for it extensively and the bicycle was still missing. “I suspect it is someone I know,” he argued.
The ever resourceful warden, eager to be of help, asked the pastor to carry out his own investigation into the matter by choosing a sermon about the Ten Commandments. “When you get to the one that says, Thou shall not steal, watch the faces of the congregation and see who looks guilty,” advised the warden.
The pastor agreed. The church service started smoothly and the pastor transitioned to the sermon of the day inspired by the Holy commandments. A few commandments down, he shifted gears, went off topic and never returned to the original theme.
After the service, the warden inquired from the pastor why he stopped talking about the commandments midway through his sermon.
The pastor smiled at him and said, “I was doing okay until I got to, shall not commit adultery and I suddenly remembered where I had left my bicycle”.