An old joke goes like this:
A church member was critically ill in a hospital after a heart attack. While he was there, his bank informed his wife that he had inherited a million dollars.
His wife, being concerned that the shock of the good news might kill him, asked their preacher to break the news to him as gently as possible.
"Brother Jones," the preacher said tactfully, "let us imagine for a moment that you have inherited a million dollars. What would you do with the money?"
Jones thought hard and long. "Brother," he said, "money means little to me any more. I am quite certain I would give it all to the CHURCH."
The preacher gulped and staggered about the ward. Then he dropped over dead.
Why is giving money to the church so hard?