A Story:

Years ago, a “Dennis the Menace” cartoon showed Dennis and his best friend, Joey, leaving the home of Dennis’ next door neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson.  Mrs. Wilson can be seen standing at the door with a huge smile on her face as the two boys walk away.

Both Dennis and Joey have their hands full of fresh-baked home made cookies, given to them by Mrs. Wilson.  As they walk way, Joey asks Dennis, “What did we do to deserve all these cookies?”

“Listen, Joey,” Dennis replied.  “Mrs. Wilson gave us these cookies not because we are good, but because she is good.”


Moral of the Story: God loves us and is gracious to us not because we are good, but because God is good.