Monday, March 05, 2007

Not always so thankful

From the introduction written by his wife, Catherine Marshall, to a book of sermons and prayers by Peter Marshall:
[Peter] was always most appreciative of all the details that went into creating a home. Often his blessing before a meal would be: "Father, we thank Thee for the loving hands that prepared this food." Sometimes, though, he was not quite so generous in his praise. I have seen him sit down, look at what was before him, grin at me and say: "Catherine, I think you'd better thank God for this. I don't want to be a hypocrite."
From Mr. Jones, Meet the Master, edited by Catherine Marshall, page 11.