The contrast can't be more clearer and it can't be more alarming either.
The picture in our Gospel this morning is of;
Children accepting Jesus with simple love and faith
Adults with hidden agendas who think that Jesus would get along a lot better if he did things their way.
The Pharisees try once more to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing and get himself into trouble over the question of divorce. The disciples get carried away with organizing Jesus' busy schedule by chasing away some families who have brought their children to Jesus to be blessed. But Jesus is quick to put the situation right and expose the hypocrisy of those who would try to manipulate him.
“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:14-15)
What about you? Do you make faith hard or do you keep it simple?
Will you try to get Jesus to do things your way?
will you love and accept him with all the love, trust and awe of a child?
Till next time... Andrew
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Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills