Mark 10:16

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
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AD 735
That is, if ye have not innocence and purity of mind like that of children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. Or else, we are ordered to receive the kingdom of God, that is, the doctrine of the Gospel, as a little child, because as a child, when he is taught, does not contradict his teachers, nor put together reasonings and words against them, but receives with faith what they teach, and obeys them with awe, so we also are to receive the word of the Lord with simple obedience, and without any gainsaying. It goes on: “And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them.”. Having embraced the children, Healso blessed them, implying that the lowly in spirit are worthy of His blessing, grace and love.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
But the disciples, out of regard for the dignity of Christ, forbade those who brought them. And this is what is added: “And His disciples rebuked those who brought them.” But our Saviour, in order to teach His disciples to be modest in their ideas, and to tread underfoot worldly pride, takes the children to Him, and assigns to them the kingdom of God. Wherefore it goes on: “And He said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not. "Origin, in Matt., XV, 7: If any of those who profess to hold the office of teaching in the Church should see a person bringing to them some of the foolish of this world, and low born, and weak, who for this reason are called children and infants, let him not forbid the man who offers such an one to the Saviour, as though he were acting without judgment. After this He exhorts those of His disciples who are already grown to full stature to condescend to be useful to children, that they may become to childrenas children, that they ...

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
The wickedness of the Pharisees in tempting Christ, has been related above, and now is shown the great faith of the multitude, who believed that Christ conferred a blessing on the children whom they brought to Him, by the mere laying on of His hands. Wherefore it is said: “And they brought young children to Him, that He might touch them.”

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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