Read Mark 9:30-37 with your family. Jesus loved children, and in our story today Jesus took a child on his lap and taught the disciples. He said everyone has to welcome children and people who were as kind and open as children, because when they welcomed children, they welcomed Jesus, and when they welcomed Jesus, they welcomed God.
The disciples had been arguing about who was the most important amongst them, and Jesus used a child to show them it didn’t matter who was most important, because that was not the way God looked at people. God looked for how kind people were, and how willing they were to do things for other people. That’s what really matters in God’s world.