We should be like the 3-year-old boy (that Paul Harvey told about) who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered the grocery store she said to him, "Now youâ€™re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so donâ€™t even ask."
She put him up in the cart & he sat in the little childâ€™s seat while she wheeled down the aisles. He was doing just fine until they came to the cookie section. He saw the chocolate chip cookies & he stood up in the seat & said, â€œMom, can I have some chocolate chip cookies?â€ She said, â€œI told you not even to ask. Youâ€™re not going to get any at all.â€ So he sat back down.
They continued down the aisles, but in their search for certain items they ended up back in the cookie aisle. â€œMom, can I please have some chocolate chip cookies?â€ She said, â€œI told you that you canâ€™t have any. Now sit down & be quiet.â€
Finally, they were approaching the checkout lane. The little boy sensed that this may be his last chance. So just before they got to the line, he stood up on the seat of the cart & shouted in his loudest voice, â€œIn the name of Jesus, may I have some chocolate chip cookies?â€
And everybody round about just laughed. Some even applauded. And, due to the generosity of the other shoppers, the little boy & his mother left with 23 boxes of chocolate chip cookies.
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