Where is Your Heart?
The reading this week comes from the gospel of Mark. It begins with a dialogue on divorce but then the focus is on the children in Jesus’ time. The children were expendable in the first century. To some they were just nuisances and nobodies. In this encounter Jesus’ companions want to silence them. Instead though Jesus blesses them. It appears that Jesus was trying to point out that welcoming thechildren, that is the vulnerable,those at risk and those in need is what matters most in God’s kingdom. This whole passage is about community.