People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

— Mark 10:13-16

Greetings in the name of Jesus who sets captives free and binds up the wounds of the broken.

To say that we are in a period of reckoning on many fronts is an understatement. The reckoning with regard to race, culture and ethnicity is especially rife in North America right now. The social reckonings that come to help us better understand who we are and how we got to be that way do not come on a particular timetable and never feel particularly comfortable...continue reading