In a time when children were often ignored, Jesus’ message was clear: this is not okay. Let the children come. Actively bring them from the margins into the circle of wholeness that is the love of God.
Today, too many children are actively being denied that wholeness – children of color, children living in poverty, children with special needs of health or ability or ways of connecting with the world. Jesus calls us, as he called the disciples, to act for justice – to affirm that all children are blessed, all are worthy, all are in need of our love.
God of all inclusion, grant us wisdom to see beyond the persuasive arguments of scarcity and embrace the wholeness of your love. Guide us in our discernment, that our thinking may blossom into action, and our action bear fruit in deep change, that opportunities are justly available to all. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran
Accredited Interim Minister
Eliot Unitarian Chapel