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Monday, September 29, 2008

Good For Your Soul

This is one of the beautiful stories I came across and decided to post. Read and Enjoy.
A conversation between a boy and his father in a restaurant. The son asked if he could say grace.
As they bowed their 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!
Along with the laughter 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, the son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"
Father 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 the 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."
The father bought ice cream at the end of the meal. The son stared at his for a moment and then did something that the Father will remember the rest of his 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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