Jesus blesses the children (Mk 10:16-10:16)

“Jesus took them up

In his arms.

He blessed them.

He laid his hands

Upon them.”

 

καὶ ἐναγκαλισάμενος αὐτὰ κατευλόγει τιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας ἐπ’ αὐτά.

 

This story about Jesus blessing the little children can be found in Matthew, chapter 19:15, but slightly different.  Mark said that Jesus took them up in his arms (καὶ ἐναγκαλισάμενος).  He blessed them (αὐτὰ κατευλόγει).  Then he laid his hands upon them (τιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας ἐπ’ αὐτά).  Jesus picked them up and blessed the little children with a gentle hand laying.  What a wonderful gesture!