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Healing Touch

August 31,  Wednesday,22nd Week in Ordinary Time
Daily readings: 1Corinthians 3:1-9 & Luke 4:38-44

“Laying His hands on each one, He healed them”.

Though we are living in an era where touch is viewed with suspicion and fear-be it due to the stories of abuse or the pandemic- the human touch does heal physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Some cultures have the tradition of children touching the feet of their parents and teachers to seek their blessing and the latter blessing them by laying their hands on their heads. What a moving sight it is! “Jesus laid His hands on each one and healed them.”

Nothing more was necessary for Jesu to do than lay His hands gently on them and whisper a prayer. We can do the same and heal those around us as well: a gentle hand on the shoulder or a warm hug when someone is hurting, a pat on the back when someone does something good. Laying of our hands and a prayer of those who are sick-these gestures, do incredible miracles in their lives.

Am I God’s healing presence to others?


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.