People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to 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. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16
Let the Little Children
They are gentle and slightly wild
full of dreams and dandelion dust
they look at us hoping for a clue
simply asking to be warmly embraced.
They are not broken and bent yet
not defensive and greedy for money
they are not looking to push others away
but looking to have a place at the table.
Our Creator who have us be like them
like we were once full of trust and love
the hands that fashioned the dancing stars
invites us to dance once again.
We can live by laws and judge
we can shut out all that we fear
or we can get up and dance again
taking the hand of the neighbor near.
So let the little children come again
teaching us how to love and dream
let them show us the way to sing full voiced
and never be ashamed of love again.