Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Teaching me Appropriate


Person-to-person physical contact which creates Godly bonds within proper boundaries.

That never touch was welcome to thy hand,
Unless I touch'd,
Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act 2, Scene 2

I live in a society where isolation, alienation and loneliness are common, and human bonding is neglected. Yet I know that even an inadvertent touch can bring accusations and lawsuits. Suspicions abound.

I know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch. I know the difference between touch which conveys Godly love and touch which incites unlawful desires.

I know how to build relationships which make a handshake, a pat on the back, and a hug Godly and humanizing.

And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
Acts 20:37

Luke 7:44-45 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. {45} "You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.

Romans 16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

1 Peter 5:14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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