“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’ And he laid his hands on them and went away” (Matthew 19:13-15).
Look at the action Jesus did here.
He didn’t heal anyone. He didn’t feed them. Or even teach them.
He just gave them his blessing…and then they went their way.
Rituals by themselves are hollow. But when they remind us of the truth–of what’s most valuable–they becomes worth almost as much as that same truth.