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Re: Lunch With God

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Thanks, Bob. Beautiful.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 12, 2005
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      Thanks, Bob. Beautiful.



      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > From an email from Rusty Morgan:
      > Hi Bob.
      > Read this tale on a taoist group and I thought
      > you might like it.
      > rusty.
      > ------
      >
      >
      >
      > A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long
      > trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase
      > with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer
      > and started his journey.
      > When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman.
      > She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons.
      > The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase.
      > He was about to take a sip from his root beer when he
      > noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered
      > her some chips. She gratefully accepted then and smiled at him.
      >
      > Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again,
      > so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him.
      > The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and
      > smiling, but they never said a word. As twilight approached,
      > the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave.
      > But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around,
      > ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her
      > biggest smile ever.
      >
      > When the boy opened the door to his own house a short
      > time later, his mother was surprised by the look of
      > joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today
      > that made you so happy?"
      > He replied, "I had lunch with God."
      >
      > But before his mother could respond, he added,
      > "You know what? She's got the
      > most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
      >
      > Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy,
      > returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the
      > look of peace on her face and he asked,
      > "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
      >
      > She replied, "I ate potato chips in the park with God."
      >
      > However, before her son responded, she added,
      > "You know, he's much younger than I expected."
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