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 2 will not enter it." Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them. (Mk 10, 13-16)When we look at the apostles trying to be babysitters may be a comical scene for us. Less funny is thinking all the world, our contemporary world working hard so that children do can't come to Jesus. And so, as messengers of holy indignation suffered by our Lord at the time, it is our duty to do everything so that your children can go to Him and receive His Abundant blessings.
To keep the children away from Jesus the world is trying to erase all boundaries between good and evil, so that the word "sin" never appears, the notion of guilt does not exist and the only engine of life are there interests, personal options and personal benefits. If they have a malformed soul and never discover their own responsibility before God and there brothers and sisters, and therefore never feel they need of someone and finally God's grace to reach their true and full self. Will be good to remember was taught by Pope John Paul II: Missing the notion of sin, away the notion of grace.
In order that children come to Jesus our world becomes super sensitive to its pleasures and super insensitive to pain of others. Obsessed with their demands for unrestrained enjoyment have no eyes to those whom Jesus gave the best of their time, love and strength.
But more important than what we are saying is that this state of things is not final and definitive first with little kids and then teenagers. Once Jesus himself was able to find his way to embrace and bless the children, Today He is alive and active among us. His own zeal for the glory of God and the salvation of men will do wonders in all of us if we put ourselves in His service. ListenMay God Bless you Abundantly, and help us to become A Strong Family United In Christ,
Fr. Humberto Palomino, P.E.S.