People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off.
Jesus called them back. "Let these children alone. Don't get between them and me. These children are the kingdom's pride and joy.
Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)