he placed his hands on them

August 17, 2019 6:00 am

“Children were brought to Jesus 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.” (MT 19: 13-15)

We can always bring our children to Jesus and ask Him to put “His hands on them and pray.” He knows that “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Our Lord blessed marriage, made it a sacrament and supports parents in their mission. A child’s role in the family is so important, because Our Lord “revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom,” and also parents can learn from them. 

“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak

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