“Jesus is Where?, Sweetie”

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday!


As Daniel waited expectantly for my wise answer, I scrambled to think quickly but truthfully.

I was preparing dinner one afternoon, when five-year-old Daniel 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, Daniel 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.”

Daniel 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 Daniel’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 Daniel 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,

“Daniel, 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!!”

connecting with http://theologyisaverb.com/2015/01/21/worth-revisiting-currently-contemplating-st-michael/

8 thoughts on ““Jesus is Where?, Sweetie”

  1. Mrs. Juneau

    I am do moved…this story is wonderful and your metaphor is excellent! Yes God is our Foundation…how beautiful and deep thought this is! I am amazed!

    Lovely and pure heart your son has. He´s special!

    Blessed mother and person you are.

    All blessings and gratitude.


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  2. Oh my goodness, your Daniel and my Thomas are so much alike! Lately, Thomas age 9 has had a resurgence of questions, and I find myself answering questions on heaven and hell, ecumenism and faith all before school drop off! 🙂

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