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Touching by Jesus for healing


Jesus, at times, touched the people he healed. The sick touching Jesus or his touching of them had a healing effect. He could heal the sick with a word. However, he expressed his compassion by touching them.

When people were reluctant to touch lepers, Jesus touched them as part of his healing ministry (Mt 8:3).

When a multitude of people arrived from distant places, “Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all” (Lk 6:19).

When Jesus went to Gennesaret, “people brought to him all those who were sick and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak, and as many as touched it were healed” (Mt 14:35-36).

Two blind men were fortunate to have Jesus touch them and his power worked on their eyes (Mt 9:27-31).

A woman who suffered hemorrhages for twelve years touched the tassel of Jesus’ cloak. “Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, ‘Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.’ And from that hour the woman was cured” (Mt 9:22).

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