Way #32. Value Children, Matthew 18:10, (also 19:13) Thursday 10 April, Julie Morsillo
‘Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
Jesus calls us not to despise the little ones.
Do not turn away the insignificant ones in your midst.
Do not look down on those who don’t seem to be able to give much back.
Jesus asks for the children to be brought to him.
Bring them to me for they are precious.
They need to be cared for.
Do we reach out to the little ones in our society?
Do we care for the insignificant in our society?
Do our governments care for the little ones, the children on most need, like asylum seeker children?
Children being sent to Papua New Guinea with one of the highest rates of violence and rape on the world is not a good look.
Talk of children being sent to Cambodia with one of the highest rates of children living in poverty is not a good look.
With Palm Sunday Peace March time coming up this Sunday, may we stand up for ways to offer peace and hospitality to asylum seeker children – https://www.facebook.com/palmsundaywalk.