Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said,"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." After he placed his hands on them, he went away. Matthew 19:13-15
In the times we live in, we would love more than anything to be as children. To know that the Kingdom of heaven belongs to us. But as we grow older and mature in mind, we forget what it was like to live very simply.
Jesus today reminds us to let the children come to him. But have we taken them in, and turned their hearts against God, by initiating them for our own evil pleasures. But we are not only witnessing this in our Church, it is in many families, but we do not hear of it as much.
So why is it we are to let the children come to Jesus, when we destroy their future and mold them in our debauchery ways. We love our children but we yell at them, because we lack patience with them. We mentally abuse them, so they will fear us and everything else. We physically beat them to the point of breaking their bones.
Have we turned our faces against God so much, that we would do this to the future generations, because we lack faith in God ourselves. Or are we seeking the punishment we meet out, from God.
Since we have matured in age and found that we have lost the simplicity of being young, we lose all sense of what is right. Being a child is being carefree, but we forget how to be this way. We forget how to love with a child's heart. We forget how to trust with a child's trust out of our jealousy of this once lived life, we destroy the youth of this.
We have many who treasure their children too, because they know that should they harm or hurt another they destroy themselves too. Blessed are they who let their children come to the Lord.