Apparently, Jesus needs a Kleenex

Some of my best conversations with my daughter Lily (almost 5 years old) happen during bathtime.  Something about this quiet time together makes us both relax and share stories from the day.  Last night, we had a conversation that literally left me in tears, so I thought I would share it with you.

Lily: “Mom, why does Jesus want us to pray for snot?”

Me: “WHAT?  Snot?  Who told you that?”

Lily: “It’s in our prayers, Mommy.  We pray for snot everyday.  Duh….”

Me: “I don’t know, Lily.  I can’t say that  have ever directly prayed for snot.  What in the world are your talking about?”

Lily: “You know, Mommy….in the Our Father…..we say ‘lead us snot into temptation.’  We are praying for snot.”  <giggles>

Me (trying to contain the laughter):  “No, Lily.  It says, ‘lead us not into temptation’ in the Our Father.  There is no mention of snot, sweetie.”

Lily:  Well, that’s just silly.  I want to pray for snot.  Jesus wants me to pray for snot.

Sometimes, there is just no reasoning with a 5 year old.  So we just concluded that maybe Jesus needs a Kleenex.

AMEN (or should I say, ACHOO).


  1. Patti Hess says:

    Out of the mouths of babes that was cute 🙂

  2. i like her logic!

  3. What a priceless moment! Lily is awesome.

  4. Diane Hunn says:

    That’s my girl – what a sweetie. They’ll keep you laughing and young that’s for sure!

  5. So cute! Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂

  6. That is just too cute!

  7. Cute! It’s so funny what they hear and how the interpret things!

  8. Heehee! That gave me a good chuckle!

  9. So adorable. Kids are the best comedy relief in life. lol

  10. Lauralee Hensley says:


  11. that can brighten anyones day. What a cutie!

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