Here is yet another tale about Grace and her one liners that lighten the mood.
We were at a restaurant for lunch after church on Sunday. My oldest two girls were arguing back and forth, disturbing the peace. I reminded them of the Sunday school lesson of the morning.
“Did you learn about the fruit of the Spirit today?”
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, patience, kindness,” I quoted a few. “That means that those things are evidence of God in our lives. You know if people can’t see these things in us, then we are no different from anyone else. (I mentally reminded myself that this goes for me as well.) And you know I’m not seeing very much fruit in your lives right now.” I stopped talking, wondering if anything I said was getting through to them.
Then Grace said, “Only during nap time, Mom?”
We all laughed. Yes, Baby, sometimes it’s only during nap time when you are alone that I see any evidence of the fruit of the Spirit!