This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“People brought children to him so that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. For it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs’” (Matthew 19:14).
Reflection: The apostles mistakenly thought that Jesus didn’t have time for the children, that they were not important enough for his attention, that they were a distraction from his mission. Instead, Jesus indicates they are at the heart of his mission.
Prayer: Lord, the kingdom belongs to children. Grant that we may treat them accordingly. Amen.