Joseph: Why are we here on earth? Why did God put us here?
Me: To know Him, To love Him, and To serve Him.
Joseph: I try to do these things, but I am not always good at it.
Me: I try to do these things as well and I am not always good at them either.
Joseph: Wow!! I thought you did everything right for God.
Me: Thank you for thinking that. I feel honored that you see me this way, but I don't do everything right for God. I probably do more wrong than I do right. I always mention to God at night to forgive me "For what I have done and what I have failed to do."
Joseph: Do you think God listens to that?
Me: Of course He does! He is full of much mercy that I feel reassured that as long as I keep trying each day to know Him, love Him, and serve Him that He will over look my shortcomings.
Joseph: What are shortcomings?
Me: The things that make me not so perfect or the things that keep me from always doing things the way God wants me to.
Joseph: What did you do today that was a shortcoming?
Me: I was impatient with your sister when she would not cooperate with me at bath time and I felt sorry for myself that I have had little sleep and was tired.
Joseph: Good thing God is full of mercy or you might be in trouble!!!
Indeed Joseph, good thing God is full of Mercy or I would have lost His favor a long time ago.
I forgot to mention to him before he went to sleep that I pray for him and his siblings each night and each morning that God engulf them with His mercy.
I know I need His mercy continuously so praying for my children to receive it seems like only the natural thing to do.
My husband and I set down a long, long, long time ago and wrote out our goals in life.
Our number one goal was to get our family to heaven.
Each day, I pray that we can continue to come closer to this goal as a family.
My sweet Joseph, God is full of mercy, love, and compassion.
For this reason alone, we must show others mercy, love, and compassion.
If, as a family, we continue to work towards this goal of getting all of us to heaven and God keeps supplying us with His MERCY, we should be able to show that a family that prays together does stay together!
I should probably mention that a family that shows mercy, love, and compassion to each other is also a family that lives more peacefully with each other as well.
Blessed Be God Forever!!