Healing Touch

Precious gift of touch
Speaks wordless words of love
Received so much as babes
When older there’s lack of

A touch in friendship blessed
Gives more life than words
In tenderness of touch
Consolation true is heard

In wiping away tears
Or stroking of the back
Arm upon the shoulder
Hand upon hand stack

Moments of the sacred
Reconcile, reassure
Healing and forgiving
Through a touch, restore

Whoever touched our Lord
Were healed in moment true
A love that’s non-possessive
Incarnate God through You

From Henri Nouwens, “Bread for the Journey”

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