Reciting the Our Father during Mass with my right hand raised I felt the fantastic sensation of a small child’s hand take hold of my left fingers. I looked down to see a boy of only about 4 grinning up at me. Oh, how glorious! This experience was so different from often insincere glad-handing many perceive.

As the new year begins, I wonder how many people are in real need of a human touch. A touch that would tell them they are not alone, are still needed and wanted for the love they can still give. Please God, let us see the big picture of our hurting, lonely world today and do what we each can.

R. Ann Sumich