Asking God for ice cream

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Apr 25, 2006.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    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 able. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer." "Re ally?" 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."
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    TOP SHELF!!
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You are blessed with one incredible kid .....

    Awesome!

    Thanks for sharing that.... [applaud]
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Not mine ws passing it along. [angel]
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Amen!
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Well..Color me stupid....







    hush!









    now!
     
  7. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    [angel]
     
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Had to have made the old woman feel like the coack roach running across the floor at that point....good boy. [applaud]
     
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    I am impressed!

    Wow..

    very nice ghost......









    what are you up to??? :dunno:
     
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    [applaud]
    Aren't kids the best?!
     
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