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The Touch Of The Master’s Hand


This is Sophie – my first Great Grand Niece.  She looks lovingly up at her mother while holding on to her finger.  We should hold tightly to our Master’s Hand, and look lovingly to Him for guidance.

This is Sophie – my first Great Grand Niece. She looks lovingly up at her mother while holding on to her finger. We should hold tightly to our Master’s Hand, and look lovingly to Him for guidance.

From my favorite paperback book of poetry, “The Treasury of Religious Verse”, I found much food for thought in a short poem, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

An auction was taking place, and the auctioneer hardly thought it worthwhile to waste time on an old, dusty violin.  “What am I bidden, good folks”, he cried.  “Who will start bidding for me?  A dollar? A dollar?” Then, “Two, only two?  Who will make it three?”

As he sang out these words, a gray-haired man came forward from the back of the room and picked up the bow.  Then, wiping the dust from the violin, and tightening the strings, he played sweet, enchanting music.

After the music stopped, the auctioneer spoke quietly, “A thousand dollars, two thousand!  Who will make it three thousand?  Once?  Twice?  Going, gone for three thousand!”

What made the difference, the people asked in amazement?  The reply came quickly, “The touch of the Master’s Hand.”

Many of us can see ourselves as that dusty, old violin; our lives unappreciated by others.  But if we allow the Holy Spirit, the Master of Love and Hope into our lives, we too can tighten up our strings and play the sweetest music possible.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can have true loving attitudes toward others, a spirit of hope for the future, and spiritual growth that will lead us to positive patterns of living.

The Holy Spirit needs little urging to step forward and enter the life story of a soul out of tune.  A person of faith has only to say, “Holy Spirit, take me up.  Bring your masterful influence into my days!”

Fr. George Mc Kenna

June 6, 2015 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. As always, Beautiful !! Thank you. God bless you always

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    Comment by Kathleen Fitzgerald | June 6, 2015 | Reply

  2. Hi Fr. George! Love the picture of Sophie – babies, in their awe and amazement, can teach us a lot, can’t they? Thank you for this post – feeling a little bit down lately and this is a great reminder that we are never alone in our troubles – and that if we listen, the Holy Spirit will speak to us and show us the way. Love you, Fr. George, you are such a wonderful man!

    Love,
    Nancy

    Comment by Nancy Kolember Westvang | June 6, 2015 | Reply

  3. Beautiful story father, thank you!

    Comment by Anonymous | June 13, 2015 | Reply


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