(A little advice on how to listen to a bad sermon:)
God calleth preaching folly: do not grudge
To pick out treasures from an earthen pot.
The worst speak something good; if all want
God takes a text, and preacheth patience.
- George Herbert, 17th-cent. English poet and priest
(Painting: "The Sermon," by Eduard Lebiedzki, 19th cent.)