Jesus Welcoming Children

“Let the children come to me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Our children are beautiful. They are a delight to God and to us.

They spontaneously come to us, until we reject them;
until we are too busy for them,
until they become a nuisance,
until they interfere with our plans.

We pay lip service to how precious they are but then reject the taxes necessary to educate them; to keep them healthy, to provide necessary services, to support living wages for parents. We feed them garbage TV images, unhealthy fast foods, obscene musical lyrics, glorified violence, greed and power. We destroy the environment, finance war, but not peace and pass our national debt on to them....and we say we love them.

When will I, we, become Jesus to them?