Don’t people say grace in this place?

Celeste Sibley got an insight into the effect of childlike faith when she took her children to a diner for breakfast. It was crowded and her eight-year-old daughter Mary had to sit alone at the far end of the counter. When her food was served she called to her mother in a loud voice, ‘Mom, don’t people say grace in this place?’ The whole place went quiet and before Mrs. Sibley could think what to say, the counterman said, ‘OK, You say it.’ So little Mary said in a clear voice: ‘God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food.’ And everyone in the diner said – AMEN.
There’s something about the simple faith of children that always touches us, despite our best efforts to avoid it. Maybe that’s why Jesus said: ‘Unless you become like little children, you’ll never enter the Kingdom of God.’

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