People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.Sunday school 101, right? Jesus is so gentle and cares about everyone, even the little teeny babies.
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, 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, put his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16)
The author holds a slightly different view. +/-