“But Jesus is in There!!!”



I was preparing dinner one afternoon, when five-year old David 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,

“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.”

David sighed and concluded the discussion,“I guess that means that God is in my feet.”

I laughed silently to myself and thought that was a very theologically correct concept since God is our foundation. I had no idea what went on in David’s head after that 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 David 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,

“David, 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!!”

7 thoughts on ““But Jesus is in There!!!”

  1. How adorable. Maybe you could help him out a bit and tell him not to worry – there’s plenty of room in his heart for both God and Mary, since Mary is always with God. Then he won’t have to worry that Jesus will be hurt if he stubs his little toes. I love the literalness of kids.

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