7th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday, 25th May 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them. The disciples scolded them, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. In truth I tell you, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’

Then he embraced them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus welcomes all children and told His disciples to bring the little ones to Him. Jesus has a special place in His heart for children because they are innocent, impressionable and vulnerable.


  • How often do we see children being glared at for making noise during the Eucharistic celebrations? While parents should be sensitive to the noise their children are making in Church, the rest should also learn to be more tolerant and caring towards children.


  • Do we welcome children in our Churches and in our homes? Ask the Lord for the graces we need to love all children and form them more fully in God’s ways.