We can spread Jesus’ touch in many ways, including sharing the joy, love and caring of Christ with family, friends and neighbors who are experiencing dementia. HERE is a Top-10 list of activities, and a link to another 91 ideas! You’ll undoubtedly be able to find a few of these that you’re equipped to do. 🙂
Now, think about your community. Does a certain someone come to mind who is experiencing dementia or showing some signs that make you wonder? Why not contact that person and find an opportunity for a walk? Or maybe it’s a visit to their home and discussion of items on their walls? Or another idea or two of the other 100 items!
Don’t know anyone at the moment, but willing to reach out to someone experiencing dementia? Ask a pastor or a treasured friend if they know of a special someone. Or check in with the local senior center to see how you might connect and help.
PRAYER: Dear God, prepare us to be “the touch of Jesus” in other’s lives today just as those in New Testament stories felt it. May your touch and presence find us “just where we are,” that we might extend those same characteristics and efforts to those we are naturally with, and those we seek out! Amen.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit…
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, August 22, 2021:
- 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 and Psalm 84
- Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 and Psalm 34:15-22
- Ephesians 6:10-20
- John 6:56-69
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