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Only God Knows Best

Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs. I assure you that whoever does not accept the Reign of God like a little child shall not take part in it
Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12

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Sermon Week Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

Scripture Summary Mark 10:14-15

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The greatest Good News ever to break into our existence is the Good News of God's Love. The God who created you loves you so much that He continuously acts in your life and in your world so that you and I and all persons can have wholeness of life. This is Gospel! This is Good News. Those of us in the Christian Community believe that we see this reality at its clearest in Jesus Christ. And one of the things that we do as a Community of Christ is gather together regularly to hear the Good News proclaimed and to rejoice and celebrate because of it. A second thing we do as followers of Christ is to see and experience whatever is happening in the world and in our lives against the background of what God has done in Jesus Christ, Our Lord. For these and other reasons, we are a people of joy, a people of hope.

I have an announcement to make to you today: God loves you! But that is only half the story, great as it is, because the moment you really begin to hear this Good News you raise the question: "How do I respond to it? What do I do about it? How do I accept it into my life, make it my own?"

In today's Gospel Lesson, Jesus once again gives us the answer. "People were bringing their little children to Him to have Him touch them," Mark tells us (Mk. 10:13). But the disciples tried to "Shoo!" them away. Here were Jesus' closest followers trying to shield Jesus from the little children. Oh how they were misunderstanding what their Lord was all about at this point! Jesus would have none of it. In Mark's words, He "became indignant" when He saw what the disciples were doing. "Let the children come to me," He said. "It is to just such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs," he said. "I assure you that whoever does not accept the Reign of God like a little child shall not take part in it," [...]

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