Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Claretian Publications Philippines

Blessing Children

“Let the children be!” must ring aloud repeatedly as a command in the conscience of the modern world for many reasons, starting with the issue of abortion and all the way to the issue of climate change. The world seems to have the attitude of the disciples in today’s story: children are a nuisance to the adult world. One who chooses abortion does so because the baby in the womb, for whatever reason, has become a hindrance and nuisance to one’s peaceful life. We force-fit students to a kind of education system that is meant to shape the world after our own desires and projects. We recklessly use up the resources of the world with no care for its impact on ecology and thereby leave our children with a world that is nearly impossible to live in. Jesus laid hands on children and blessed them. We can also reach out and bless our children by counting in their interests and future.  


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