BUT Jesus is IN There


I was preparing dinner one afternoon when five-year-old Joseph came running up to me with a serious

look on his face. He was always full of  energy and mischief but he also had a delightful spirituality that was not taught but inborn. Once again, David had another theological question for me,

Mary Sauer

“Mum, does Mary live in my heart?”

I did some fast thinking. “Heaven is within us and Mary is in heaven”, I thought, so I answered,

“Yes sweetie, Mary is in your heart.”

Joseph sighed, content with my answer.

“I guess that means God is in my feet.”

I laughed silently. This was a very theologically correct concept since God is our foundation. I had no idea what went on in his head after my answer  but I  soon found out.

 It was about a week later, when all the kids who were old enough (and one who wasn’t really old enough), were playing hide and go seek.

When Joseph pinched his toe with a closet door, he ran up to me again. This time he was sobbing. Although I tried to calm him down, while he sat on my knee, he wouldn’t stop crying. Finally, I tried to reason with him,

“Joseph, you are fine. Look- there  isn’t even any blood. There will be just a little bruise.”

“I know”, he cried,” but Jesus is in there !!”

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