Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Let the Children
Many of us were charmed by Pope Francis' touching and blessing children. The disciples of Jesus were not charmed. In Mark 10:13-16 Jesus is annoyed with them for trying to keep children away from him. He says, "Let the children come to me....for as such is the Reign of God."
In that time in history children were "nobodies." None of the sentiment and concern that we show them today. They were powerless, dependent, receptive. Jesus says that's the kind of persons who make up the Reign of God. We come as dependent as children and accept God's gift of gracious love.
(I recently got Windows 10 and have not until now been able to figure out how to compose a new blog)