The Little Children and Jesus
13People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
I am a disciple in this passage. I need to be rebuked because I reject Children. Children in my context can be conservatives, liberals, the rich and people who don’t give a crap about anyone but themselves.
Jesus saw the need for the oppressed, in this case Children, to be not only instruments of the kingdom, but, also people we can learn and gain from. The ways of Children can teach us to serve in the kingdom the only way they can.
I am oppressing the conservatives, the liberal, the rich and people who don’t give a crap about anyone but themselves. I need these people in my life. I just fear them and am scared that I’ll end up like them (though my current state makes me just like them).
Hope all is well.