One day Mrs. Jones went to have a talk with the minister at her local church. “Reverend,” she said, “I have a problem — my husband keeps falling asleep during your sermons. It’s very embarrassing.
What should I do?”
“I have an idea,” said the minister. “Take this hatpin with you. I will be able to tell when Mr. Jones is sleeping, and I will nod to you at specific times. When I nod, you give him a good poke in the leg.”
In church the following Sunday, Jones dozed off. Noticing this, the preacher put his plan to work. “And who made the ultimate sacrifice for you?” he said, nodding to Mrs. Jones.
“Jesus!” Jones cried as his wife jabbed him in the leg with the hatpin.
“Yes, you are right, my son,” said the minister.
Soon, Jones nodded off again. Again, the minister noticed.
“Who is your redeemer?” he asked the congregation, motioning towards Mrs. Jones.