Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
† READING FROM THE GOSPEL Mark 10:13-16
People were bringing little children to (Jesus)
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.”