"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

09 April 2013

The Prayers of a Two Year Old

This afternoon, following a time out, Little B and I were having our usual cuddle time as we prayed.

Here is how the prayer went.

Me: "Dear Jesus..."
B: "Dear Jesus..."
Me: "Please help B..."
B: "Helping me..."
Me: "Make..."
B: "Cinnamon rolls!"

Shortly thereafter, he brought out his baby Bible and sat on the floor looking at the pictures.
As he got to the stories involving Jesus, he started chanting, "Lovee Jesus! Loving!" Suddenly, he stopped, bent down low so his nose was almost touching the page, and shouted, "WAKE UP, Jesus!"

I glanced down to see what he was looking at:
This does not bode well for whenever he has a younger sibling who is trying to take naps during the day.

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