A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.
People were bringing their children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples scolded them for this. But when Jesus saw this he was indignant, and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not stop them. It is to just such as these that the kindom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, whoever does not welcome the kindom of God like a little child will not enter it.” And Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
The Good News as spoken through Mark.