you bless us with healing
hands — hands of mothers and
lovers, of doctors and nurses, and
our own hands that are more gifted
with healing power than we know.
May I be alert to this gift and use
this power today whenever my
hands touch other human beings,
the fur of animals, or the slender
stem of flowers.

Sense how it feels to honor the healing touch of those who have comforted, tended to, or cared for you throughout your life. When we appreciate the gift and power of healing hands, we open to imbuing our own touch with intention, care, and gratitude.

“May this patchwork quilt of blessings help to sharpen your taste for the gift of life in its innumerable facets,” Br. David writes. “May you grow ever more blessed, ever more able to bless.”

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Br. David Steindl-Rast