Thought of the Day March 27, 2017

By 11:05 AM

"Touch, yes, touch, speaks the wordless words of love. We receive so much touch when we are babies and so little when we are adults. Still, in friendship touch often gives more life than words. A friend's hand stroking our back, a friend's arms resting on our shoulder, a friend's fingers wiping our tears away, a friend's lips kissing our forehead --- these are true consolation. These moments of touch are truly sacred. They restore, they reconcile, they reassure, they forgive, they heal. Everyone who touched Jesus and everyone whom Jesus touched were healed. God's love and power went out from him (see Luke 6:19). When a friend touches us with free, non possessive love, it is God's incarnate love that touches us and God's power that heals us." (Henri Nouwen) Have you ever experienced this comforting, healing touch of a friend? Have you been a friend to another just through the silence of a touch of love? Sometime there are moments that words could not express the volumes which a touch conveys. Those moments are grace moments, in which God's love and presence are conveyed through a weak human instrument. Look for those moments in your life today. Celebrate in thanksgiving those moments.

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