That is comforting to me when I goof up. I'm so glad our God has a love for me (and you!) that I can't even understand. He really desires me to be with him, even when I turn away. And he will run after me and be there when I'm ready to turn back to Him. Our God is not petty or jealous or vengeful. That is what makes the prayer that Jesus teaches in the gospel today so beautiful. When we pray, we are to be so completely dependent on our God, calling him Father. Have you hugged your heavenly Father today?
One way to show God a little extra love and devotion today is to pray the rosary, in honor of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. If your kids have trouble staying attentive, then start with a decade. Or, have them color a picture of each mystery while the rest of the family recites the rosary. I even know of a mom who made a rosary out of powdered and chocolate mini donuts and whoever led the prayer got to eat the donut! What a great way to pray after dinner. Hey, whatever works! Let the little children come!