When we examine the ministry of Christ Jesus, we note that many who benefited from his healing touch were earnest seekers from modest circumstances, sincerely seeking to be free of whatever bound them. The Magdalene washed his feet with her tears, parents besought him on behalf of their children, a suffering woman quietly touched his garment’s hem in a swirling crowd. The common thread in these healing events was the humble thought of the one in need. These open hearts were rewarded with healing, and also were lifted up to recognize their worth as loved children of God. This month the Reading Room challenges us to not only feel the sweet peace of humility, but to extend this uplifting hand to everyone around us.