Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saying Grace In A Restaurant

Saying Grace In A Restaurant 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! Why, I never!' 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 the table. 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 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.'

: Small Town Justice

"Small Town Justice"A police officer in a small town stopped a motoristwho was speeding down Main Street."But officer," the man said, "I can explain.""Just be quiet!!!" snapped the officer. "...or I'm goingto let you cool off in jail until the chief gets back.""But officer, I just wanted to say....""And I said KEEP QUIET! You're going to jail!"A few hours later, the officer checked up on hisprisoner and said, "Lucky for you that the chief'sat his daughter's wedding. He'll be in a goodmood when he gets back.""Don't count on it," said the man in the cell,"I'm the groom!"

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