Jesus came to bring good news to the poor, sight to the blind, and freedom to prisoners (see Luke 4:18-19) in all He says, and thus He reveals God's immense compassion. As His followers, we are called to that same gentleness.
For further reflection...
"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: 15-16 (NIV)
This post was written by Henri Nouwen. You can find his website here: henrinouwen.org