As we move into the second half of Mark’s Gospel, the disciples journey with Jesus from the Mount of the Transfiguration back towards Galilee, and increasingly towars the cross. Jesus takes them aside to explain what is going to lie ahead – the way of suffering and ultimately death. But they haven’t got a clue what he is talking about (he has spent most of the time until this point talking in parables) and instead discuss something much more significant and important – who among them is the greatest? (Not that this kind of discussion would relate to us at all?!)

So Jesus then takes a child up into his arms and invites them (and us) to be that child – content in the arms of our Lord. Reminded of the spirituality of St Therese of Lisieux and the insights of GK Chesterton, we explore what it is like to be a child in the kingdom of God.

Recorded at St Michael’s (during the Kindergarden Mass) – 11’11”

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