Ellie: Daddy, can we pray?
Me: Yes, Ellie, why don’t you repeat after me:
Ellie: Dear God
Me: Thank you for loving me
Ellie: Thank you for loving me
Me: And for sending Jesus
Ellie: And for sending Jesus
Daddy, can you pray?
Me: Dear God thank you for loving us and sending your son Jesus for us, help us to love you more and to love other people. Amen.
Did you know you can pray anytime you want?
Ellie: Anytime I want?
Thank, thank you God?
Me: Yes, and the one I taught you
Ellie: God help me?
Me: Yes, anytime
Do you know what Ellie, God loves you
Ellie: And daddy, and mommy, and mimi and papa, and pops and nana
Me: And God loves you more than all of us
Ellie: And I love God
I want to pray:
Thank you, thank you God thank you from my heart, thank you thank you God thank you from my heart.
Me: Do you know what is amazing, is that God sent Baby Jesus for us?
are you God?
Me: Oh, no, I just love God a lot.
Ellie: Daddy, where is Jesus?
Me: He is with God
Ellie: Daddy, where is God?
Me: [hesitates] He is everywhere?
Ellie: Are there lots of gods?
Me: Oh no! just one [holding up one finger]
Ellie: And Baby Jesus [adds a finger]
Me: Yes, and the Holy Spirit [adds a third finger]
Ellie: And who is that one? [pointing to my pinky]
Me: Oh no one, is just three.
Ellie: And Baby Jesus is in the manger.
Are we going under the train tracks?