13 The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them.
14 The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: "Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom.
15 Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in."
16 Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them.