[MOL] ice cream [00267] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] ice cream



Out of the mouths of babes...
> >                 Ice Cream Is Good For The Soul
> >
> >"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."  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."
> >