Let the Children Come to Me

“Let the Children Come to Me”
Matthew 19:13-15 and Mark 10:13-16 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 Gloria M. Chang

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on them, he went away.

Matthew 19:13-15

And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.

Mark 10:13-16

Abba’s little children, come to me.
The heav’nly kingdom belongs to thee.

One Reply to “Let the Children Come to Me”

  1. Dear GMC, your reflection reminds me of The Little Flower: “[Picture] the little child who starts to hold herself up but does not yet know how to walk. Wanting absolutely to climb to the top of the stairs to find her mother again, she lifts her little foot to finally climb the first step. Useless labor! She always falls without making any advance. . . . Consent to be this little child.”
    Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for the children of Haiti.

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