After the mess had been cleaned up and it had been pointed out patiently but firmly that David should leave things alone that didn’t belong to him, he sat on my lap. “Did you love me when I took the hose out?” he asked.
“Yes, of course,” I answered, kissing his small nose. “Do you love the bad things I do ?”
Again he knew what my answer would be, for we had talked about this many times in the past. “No, honey, I don’t. Remember that’s what mamma always tells you. I will always love you, but I never love the bad things you do. That’s just like Jesus – He will never stop loving us, but He doesn’t like the bad things we do.”
Satisfied at being reassured, he hopped down from my lap. “I’m sorry I pulled the hose out,” he said. “I love you, Mamma, and I don’t like to do bad things.” – CHRIS