Saturday, 25th February

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.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

• Touching is a powerful act of acceptance. Have I been keeping in touch with God and others?

• In my prayer today, can I ask Jesus to lay his hands on me and bless me?