The touch of another human being

“Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love”                                                               from Frances Havergal’s hymn, Take my Life and Let it Be

Don’t discount this need for human touch.

Love matters.

ALL people matter.



Sometimes there are things that we struggle with that if someone else knew, then they would not want to touch us. To reveal more of oneself to another and have the recipient reach out their hand to not only touch you but to hold your hand, that is the hand of love. On four different occasions, I have had three different people do that very thing…reach across the table and take my hand in theirs. It is a very small yet powerful act that says, “I love you, I accept you, I am not going anywhere.”  This morning was one of those times.


Published by: Catherine Mullaney

First and foremost, I am a child of the Living God who is found as One God in Three persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. I have been married to the same man for over 25 years, together we have three adult children. I love my family and God’s and I know that both are trying to love me. Over my lifetime, I hope that I have also been a good friend, faithful citizen of the Kingdom, thoughtful, kind, open, and that I will continue to do so by God’s grace. If you were to look at my weekly calendar, you might describe my life as diverse so no one can stick me in the Christian box or the recovery box or any box for that matter. People don’t belong in boxes anyway. I am grateful to be human. I enjoy living in New England. I love a great game of golf, catching a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, a good book, to write with pen and paper, fruitful conversations, to sing and dance, to walk. One of my signatures in this life is my laugh and I love to “sign.”

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3 thoughts on “The touch of another human being”

  1. Dear Catherine ,
    Speechless! I spent some moments don’t know how to start my comment. Everything here is charming, the title of the blog, the title of your post, the deep message your wrote about human touch, and even the theme you chose for your blog. Congratulations for your great work during this course.

    As humans, we always need such love. We don’t like to ask for, but we need those who dear to our hearts feel our need and give us a hand. I followed your blog to read more of your inspirational posts.

    I am looking forward to learning with and from you!

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