Father O’Shea, the parish priest in the village, was giving a sermon about charity. He said, “The trouble with the world today is that some people have too much and others have too little. We must give of ourselves and our worldly goods to help the less fortunate.”

He said to Bill, “If you had ten thousand pounds, wouldn’t you give half of it to the poor?”

He said, “I would that, Father.”

The priest said, “If you had two greyhounds, wouldn’t you give one of them to your neighbor next door?”

Bill said, “No.”

The priest said, “And why not?”

He said, “Because I have two greyhounds.”

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