“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.”
Lord, you did not ignore the little ones or their parents who brought them to you. You took time to be with them and touch them. Your hands, that were later nailed to the Cross, connected children to you. You continue to connect both young and old to you through the waters of Baptism where you forgive sins and give the Holy Spirit. Thank you for reaching out to us. Keep us in the one true faith, for Jesus’ sake, Amen.