Parishioners in confusion

Father announced from the pulpit: “Dear friends, I want to explain that the before last time I was really joking when I told you I didn’t mean what I said about reconsidering my decision not to change my mind. Please believe me. I really mean this.”
Don’t tell anyone that I told you!“She told me,” a lady complained to a friend, “that you told her the secret I told you not to tell her.”
“Well,” replied her friend in a hurt tone, “I told her not to tell you I told her.”
“Oh dear,” sighed the first wo
man. “Well, don’t tell her I told you that she told me.”