The Power of Touch
Touch has the Power to hurt or to heal, to harm or to help.
While touch is an essential ingredient for a wholesome human life, appropriate healthy, helpful, healing touch is often costly, eg Jesus experienced that power had gone out of him when a woman was healed by touch that occurred between herself and Jesus.
In today’s society where so often all touch is interpreted as sexual; and when people are concerned about litigation from touch; and in which many people have been deeply hurt by inappropriate touch– we need to reclaim “Touch” as a positive, powerful contribution to health, happiness, hope and healing.
This morning in the service we will highlight the “Power of Touch” under these headings.
- Touch has the Power to Hurt— before touching consider you motivation and the other persons interpretation and avoid touching that has the power to hurt.
- Touch has the Power for Happiness—use your hands to make someone happy today.
- Touch has the Power for Health and Healing— especially hug your family—four hugs a day help us work, rest and play.
- Touch has the Power for Hope—positive encouragement come from helpful engagement—we need each other.