What a Blessing
Mr. and Mrs. Rubenstein were teaching their 4 year old son Eli the importance of making brachot – blessings before you eat.
“For example,” said Mr. Rubenstein, “before I eat this piece of cake, I need to make a bracha to thank God for this wonderful cake.”
Mrs. Rubinstein motioned to the food on young Eli’s plate. “Go ahead,” said Mrs. Rubinstein, “Why don’t you make a bracha on those vegetables on your plate.”
Eli looked down and waited – and waited. After a long silence, little Eli looked up at his parents and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?"