Thursday, 9 October 2014

Too busy to care

 “After sunset all who had friends who were sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus; He placed His hands on everyone of them and healed them all.” Luke 4:40.

“Then a man suffering from a dreaded skin-disease came to Him, knelt down before Him, and said, ‘Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean’”. Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him. “I do want to,” He answered. “Be clean!” At once the man was healed of his disease. Matthew 8:2-3.

Some people brought Him a man who was deaf and could hardly speak, and they begged Jesus to place His hands on him. So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd, put His fingers in the man’s ears, spat, and touched the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up to Heaven, gave a deep groan, and said to the man, ‘Ephphatha’, which means, ‘Open up’. At once the man was able to hear, and his speech impediment was removed, and he began to talk without any trouble. Mark 7:32-35.

Jesus was very powerful in the eyes of the people of the time. He healed the sick and raised the dead.

Yet, at all times, He maintained the common touch with the people.

His power was such that He could just think about it, and that would heal a person or raise him from the dead.

The woman who followed Him on the way to Jairus’ house only had to touch His cloak and she was healed. Luke 8:40.

When news came that Jairus’ daughter was dead, all that Jesus had to do was click His fingers and she would be raised. But He walked all the way to the house and there He performed His miracle.

Time and again, we see Him touching people, putting His hands upon tem, holding them up and being gentle with them.

Despite His powers of instant healing, if He wanted to, He did not forget the importance of gentleness, the importance of caring, and of loving people; showing and feeling compassion towards them, and making them feel worthy of His care and attention.

Many of us are in the caring professions; whether we are doctors, nurses, counselors, pastors or whatever. And yes … I know … life is very busy … and we have millions of things to do … just tell me about it !!!

But do we have the time to stop and think: This is a person I am dealing with; not just another case in a long line of other cases. They have feelings, fears and hopes. Let me share some kindness as I do my work.

As for the rest of us, the same message applies. The fact that we don’t work in these types of jobs doesn’t mean we can switch off our kindness dispenser.

13 comments:

  1. Ah, kindness: the sweetest gift for anyone! Such a powerful tool to lift anyone's spirit...
    Glad we 'met' Friend! You light up my days often!
    Blessings,

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful words Noelle. I much appreciate your kindness.

      May God bless you always.

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    2. Thanks, Victor. Jesus showed us what to do and how to do it. I can't resist a plea for help because I always think it is God asking. How can I say "no" to God. It does make for some interesting encounters, though.

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    3. So true Barbara. Nice to see you visiting again. I hope you are well.

      God bless.

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  2. I have said that through human contact we encounter Christ. I've noticed the same thing about Christ and touch. That is why I am a big fan of the sign of the peace at Mass.

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    1. Good observation about the sign of peace at Mass.

      God bless.

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  3. ((( Time and again, we see Him touching people, putting His hands upon tem, holding them up and being gentle with them. )))

    Sometimes I wonder why Jesus would even bother touching people when all He had to do was snap His figure and they would be healed... maybe Jesus did it, well cause He is "I" mean He was The Son of God and all that... Go figure, maybe God probably could see the future and wanted to give US (usual sinners) of the twenty first century some kind of a sign... but then again maybe it is only sinner vic who thinks that he really is a god?

    My wife and I were blessed to be invited by a couple of our daughters who live in our Capital City of Canada and it was a beautiful meal that we had after Sunday Mass... At church, I couldn't help but notice that two large soap dispensers were installed on each side of the last seats... Good idea, why take chances with God nowadays?... Thanks Giving weekend is no time to let sinner vic provoke me so I kept it all inside and simply prayed and I also ignored the fact that at the end of Mass, the priest asked us all there to pray because some time this week, our Canadian Parliament is voting on a Bill to Legalize Euthanatia in Ontario and go figure, I hadn't even heard about it on the news... I'm wondering if sinner vic remembers that I wrote somewhere that if Euthanatia was ever passed in our province that I would be the first to sign it because I really am sick of "IT" all that is...

    I hear YA Victor #1,,, YAR welcome to make a comment here anytime Victor...lol

    God Bless

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    1. As long as we focus on God first of all then everything will be well for us.

      Jesus touched people when He healed them because He REALLY cared.

      God bless you and your family.

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  4. Wow... your little snippets are so great to read for someone battling with many questions right now. Thank you. Please remember me in your prayers.

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    1. I am praying for you right now Geraldine. May God be with you and bless you always.

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  5. Thank you so much Victor, it means a lot to know that someone is praying for me.

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    1. Prayers are the greatest gifts we can give and receive. Please feel free to click "Donate a Prayer" at the top of this page any time.

      God bless you Geraldine.

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