Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let the Little Children Come to Me

I'm used to seeing the pastor lay his hands on adults and speak to them. It might be an ordination or installation. It might be while you're waiting in line for private confession. It might be in the hospital when a family member is ill. It might just be Bible class with an animated pastor.

But the children. There is something so dear and precious about seeing the man dressed in the stole and chasuble, down with one knee on the ground, placing his hands on the head of a toddler or preschooler, to speak Jesus' word of forgiveness into the child's ear -- a picture of Jesus' tenderness and compassion.


  1. Agreed. I SOOOO agree. Their little selves are paying attention too. You can see it in their faces.

  2. Oh Susan, It is exactly what I thought as I watched the progression for Individual Absolution on Ash Wednesday. I so love this Pastor's faithfulness to his vocation. My daughter's comment was, "just when you think it couldn't get any better.."