Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And forget none of His benefits;

Who pardons all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,

Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

Who satisfies your years with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Psalm 103:1-5


Mark 10:13-16
Some people brought their children to Jesus so that he could bless them by placing his hands on them. But his disciples told the people to stop bothering him.

When Jesus saw this, he became angry and said, “Let the children come to me! Don‘t try to stop them. People who are like these little children belong to the kingdom of God. I promise you that you cannot get into God’s kingdom, unless you accept it the way a child does.” Then Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them by placing his hands on them. (CEV)


Walk Humbly: We often read our own notions of “child-like” into the text. But what about this text points to these interpretations? What if Jesus is not referring to the whimsical wonder of a child? What if he is reaching out to the persons in the society who had the least power, status and standing; to those persons others were trying to keep away. What if Jesus really means this: “If you want into my Kingdom, you cannot enter based on your own qualification, status or merit. You must humble yourself to a place like this child.” What would this mean for you?



For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!

For the wedding of the Lamb has come,

and his bride has made herself ready.”

Revelation 19:6-7

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