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Saying Grace In A Restaurant februar 16, 2011

Filed under: Bønn,Gud,Humor — gullkorn @ 8:53 am

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old grand-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 Nana 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 grand-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 grand-son and said, «I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.»

«Really?» my grand-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 grand-children ice cream at the end of the meal. My grand-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.»


One Response to “Saying Grace In A Restaurant”

  1. Naomi Says:

    This was very good!! God is good, and I’m very proud of the boy! 😉

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