Jesus Calls Our Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me.”
(Matthew 19:14 / Mark 10:14 / Luke 18:16)

St. Nikolai Velimirovic offers a reflection on the words of Christ:

“It is not without a deep prophetic significance that Christ asked children to come unto Him. In all the world-calamities, in all wars, strifes, religious inquisitions and persecutions, in all the hours of human misery and helplessness, He has been asking, through centuries, the children to come unto Him. I am sure, if anybody has ears for His voice today, amidst the thunderings of guns and passions and revenges, one would hear the same call: Let the children come unto Me!–Not kings and politicians, not journalists and generals, not the grown-up people, but children. And so today also, when we ask for a way out of the present world-misery, when we in profundis of darkness today ask for light, and in sorrow for tomorrow ask for advice and comfort, we must look to the children and Christ.”

~ St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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About Fr Joseph Gleason

I serve as a priest at Christ the King Orthodox Mission in Omaha, Illinois, and am blessed with eight children and one lovely wife. I contribute to On Behalf of All, a simple blog about Orthodox Christianity. I also blog here at The Orthodox Life.
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