The Hand of a Man

A newborn baby has a perfect hand that reaches out to receive all that the world has to give to it. This hand has not known how to feed itself, does not know yet how to pray, has not lifted anything to give to someone else, has not felt pain or hard work, has not experienced disappointment,or has not learned to caress or lovingly touch another. It is yet still considered a valuable part of the body. There are those whose hands have caused great pain, whose hand has taken from others spitefully, who have wounded or even killed others, hands that have created many things but have also learned to tear things down, whose hands have hated, betrayed and hands that have been badly mistreated. Even these hands- though lost in pain and suffering are considered a very valuable part of the body. Through Christ, all things are made new.

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