A man had been shipwrecked and stranded alone on a deserted island for 20 years. Just as he had lost all hope, he spotted a ship on the horizon. He quickly lit a signal fire and caught the ship’s attention.
When the ship arrived at the island, the captain came ashore and noticed that the man had constructed three buildings. “Excuse me,” the captain said, “but you have been alone on this island for 20 years. Why did you build three different houses?”
The man replied, “Just the one on the left is my house. The one on the right is my church.”
The captain, impressed but now even more curious, asked, “But what about the building in the center?”
The man answered, “Oh, that’s the church I used to attend.”