BY FR. FRANK PAVONE
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.
The Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Father Frank A. Pavone, is the National Director of Priests for Life and Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and is Chairman and Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard. One of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world, Father Pavone is originally from New York. Visit Father Pavone blog here.