My reflection today comes from Living Faith:

“He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I will do it. be made clean. “ Matthew 8:3

“The hand we stretch out in our attempt to live as lovingly as Jesus did might not bring about physical healing like that of the leper’s,but we can at least momentarily relieve another person from his or her discomforting situation. We can extend our hand of kindness in such a way that it leaves the other person with a touch of Christ-like care: the hand sending a positive social media message or writing a letter of affirmation, the hands reaching for a crying child, the hand offered to an elderly person with an unsteady gait, the hand holding the check or the provisions ready to give to a food pantry, the hand extended to someone who has offended us or to those we shun because of how society deems them unworthy, the touch of our hand placed on the hand of someone sorrowing or distressed…

Let us stretch out our hand and extend Christ like kindness to those who enter our life today.”Joyce Rupp

Even through these days of social distancing we still can reach out and touch one another in different ways. Jesus has only our hands to work with…

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