A Snowball Fight with Jesus

Source: thesometimespreacher.com

Have you ever had a snowball fight with Jesus?  I have not, but apparently it is a lot of fun according to my 8-year-old daughter Clara.

The other day, we were sharing stories about Jesus.  Her story was about having winter fun with Jesus.  She described how she went skating with him, made a snowman, played adventure games and had a snowball fight with him.

I was impressed with the detail of her descriptions but even more about the simplicity of her time spent with Jesus.

Her story reminded me of another way of spending time with Jesus.  Without really realizing it, I mostly think of Jesus as this disembodied spirit that I pray to.  I pray in thanksgiving for the graces that I receive; I pray for strength to face life’s challenges; I pray for others who need healing; I pray for peace in the world.  But none of those things are just plain old fun!

I think Clara is onto something.  There is a wisdom there that we are not accustomed to.  She integrates Jesus in all aspects of her life.  She invites him to play with her; and He does.  I guess Jesus is that kind of guy who accompanies us wherever we go.  We just have to invite him.

Sorry, I have to go now.  I have a snowball fight date with Jesus.

Norbert Piché is the Directeur national Service jésuite des réfugiés - Country Director Jesuit Refugee Service – Canada

  • graeme quinlan
    Posted at 06:40h, 25 February Reply

    We are invited, to invite , Jesus into our lives at every moment of our lives. Jesus is with us throughout our daily experiencing of the presence of Him in our lives .Yes Jesus does stand with us in every moment of our life. We have only to recognize Him with us .Give Him an invitation to come.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 07:54h, 25 February Reply

    Thank you Norbert!!

  • Viola Athaide
    Posted at 09:15h, 25 February Reply

    An innocent, yet beautiful expression of love for God. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mike Hyland
    Posted at 13:05h, 25 February Reply

    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Since God is the source of JOY, it makes perfect sense that his son would be game for a good snowball fight. Perfect winter joy.

  • Peggy Spencer
    Posted at 20:36h, 25 February Reply

    A timely and beautiful reminder how important it is to spend time with Jesus. God bless your dear young daughter, Clara, for her wisdom far beyond her years.

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