`` Holy Hands `` : A Christian Spirituality Of Caring For The Sick

844 Words Nov 21st, 2016 4 Pages
The power to help someone feel better physically or emotionally can be as simple as writing a letter, hugging someone or administering medications. These tasks are simple when done freely with two hands. Our hands are tools that we can use to help patients, family or friends when they need it the most. Most everybody has two hands, but not everybody uses them for good. To use our hands for good in healing others, is the same as doing God’s work on earth (O’brien, 2001). After reading the passage on “Holy Hands” from the book, The Nurse’s Calling: A Christian Spirituality of Caring for the Sick, I could not help but to reflect on a time when I was sick and required surgery. My surgeon was Dr. Sharon and she did something thoughtful that I will never forget. She gave me a handmade card that read, “peace for you” on the front. On the inside, left hand side it had Psalms 56:3, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you”. On the right, it read, “Dear Mrs. Sederburg, May the comfort of God’s love fill you with hope and peace.” My doctor did not only use her hands to heal my body but made me a card to show that she cared about my spiritual wellbeing. This paper addresses the following: How the subject of using our hands to help others made me feel? What is responsible for me feeling this way? How does my perspective on this subject potentially influence those around me? What do I think I should do, based on my response to this reflection? First, I will address how the…

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