A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle when he came upon a little Johnny trying to sell a lawnmower.
“How much do you want for the mower?” asked the preacher.
“I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bicycle”, said the little Johnny.
After a moment of consideration, the preacher asked,
“Will you take my bike in trade for it?”
The little Johnny asked if he could try it out first, and after riding the bike around a little while said,
“Mister, you’ve got yourself a deal.”
The preacher took the mower and began to try to crank it.
He pulled on the cord a few times with no response from the mower.
The preacher called the little Johnny over and said,
“I can’t get this mower to start.”
The little Johnny said,
“That’s because you have to cu$s at it to get it started.”
The preacher said,
“I am a minister, and I cannot cu$s. It has been so long since I have been saved that I do not even remember how to cuss.”
The little Johnny looked at him happily and said,
“Just keep pulling on that cord. It’ll come back to ya!”