Dia das Crianças
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant.
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise' "?"
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
3 And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Fathers, "do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 "Honor your father and mother" —which is the first commandment with a promise —
3 "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." [^1]
4 Fathers, "do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
"'"The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."'