A Discouraging Word
A herd of buffalo was grazing on the range where the deer and the antelope play.
Suddenly, a cowboy came riding up, jumped off his horse, got right up in the face of a buffalo and said, "You are the sorriest excuse for a buffalo I ever saw. Your eyes are bloodshot, your fur is dirty and matted, and you stink." With that he jumped back on his horse and rode away.
The buffalo turned to his neighbor and said, "You know, I think I just heard a discouraging word."
Source: eSermons.com email dated 7/7/08