Today I saw a sweet little girl, about seven or eight years old, dressed in pink and purple, wearing a hat, with cowboy boots on her feet, walk straight up to a homeless man and give him a hug. It totally took me by surprise. It appeared as if they were related but, they were not, right after this brief encounter to my amazement the girl jumped back into her Mothers car and they drove off. This child was extending her heart out to this man and I was a witness My imitate thought that came was; the meeting of Christ in you and in me. Small things such as a hug can seem irrelevant but, human touch has been proven to heal scientifically. It uplifts the human spirit, strengthens our hearts, extends our lives, give us hope, joy, and courage. Jesus used touch to heal and in Mark 1:41 it says, Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said, be healed. Are we willing to take a chance like that little girl? Will we allow simple human touch? Today I witnessed the icon of Jesus’s love in living color, through an act of a child, sharing a hug with a homeless man on the street. Today was a gift, a rare, fine, genteel moment, reaffirming this truth in me that I know, the icon of Christ lives within and can be shared with others.