A teenage boy walked into a candy store and told the owner that he wanted to purchase three boxes of candy—small, medium and large. The owner couldn’t help but ask the boy about this unusual order. The boy confidently replied, “I have a date tonight. If the girl lets me hold her hand, I will give her the small box of candy. If she lets me put my arm around her, I will give her the medium box. If she lets me give her a big, passionate kiss, I will give her the large box.”
That evening the boy ate dinner with his date and her family before they went out. The boy volunteered to give thanks for the meal. He prayed a long, fervent, eloquent prayer before finally saying, “Amen”.
The girl whispered to him, “I didn’t know you were so religious!”
He whispered back, “I didn’t know your father owned a candy store!”
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”—Proverbs 17:22