View Full Version : SAYING GRACE

05-27-2003, 03:23 AM
Got this essay from a friend of mine. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say Grace. As we bowed our heads he said, \"God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!\"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman
remark, \"That\'s what\'s wrong with this country. Kids today don\'t even know
how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Outrageous!\"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, \"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?\"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God
was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached thetable. He winked at my son and said, \"I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.\"

\"Really?\" my son asked.

\"Cross my heart,\" the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark
had started this whole thing), \"Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.\"

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son
stared at his for a moment, and then he did something I will remember the
rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it in
front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, \"Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good already.\"

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05-28-2003, 05:59 PM
Oh, *that* was a nice post. What a sweet child- just makes me melt. I realize it\'s just a story, but still... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif