A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 15 June

2 Cor 5:14-21, Ps 103, Matthew 5:33-37

Compassion and love

In her poem, Donna Swanson’s protagonist, Minnie, says,

“How long has it been since someone touched me?

Twenty years?

Twenty years I’ve been a widow.


Smiled at.

But never touched.

Never held so close that loneliness

was blotted out.”

Compassion. Touch. Love.

How often do I reveal God through a touch? An embrace? A listening ear?

How often do I sit with the unwashed? The alone? The raving?

Do I offer a smile? A friendly wave? A touch?

Do I reveal God who is compassion and love?

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