Today's Daily Bread
Tue. Sep 16, 2014: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31a; Luke 7:11-17
He stepped forward and touched the coffin. When the Lord saw the widow mourning her only son, he was moved with pity. He comforted her, reached out his hand and put it on the coffin. There’s no limit to the power of a compassionate touch. Even when a situation seems impossible, reaching out in mercy yields miracles. Confronted with immense pain or loss, we must step forward in love to those who ache. We must stop, listen, walk toward the pain, open our arms and hearts. It can be awkward, uncomfortable and painful, but Christ calls us to be his love and gentle touch. For the grace to reach out to those
who are hurting, we pray.