When my friend, Pat, was dying, she asked, “Karen, will you please massage my feet?”  This request made me feel a little uncomfortable.  I didn’t know how.  I wasn’t trained.  Although I did remember how wonderfully soothing and relaxing it was when having my feet were massaged during a pedicure.

Anyway, Pat handed me a bottle of lotion, and I began to softly and tenderly massage her feet.  While I massaged I prayed that she would feel Jesus’ touch. I pictured in my mind that Jesus was releasing waves of quiet, soothing peace throughout Pat’s body and mind. Gradually, I could feel Pat relax and then she was sleeping. 

In your caregiving, I hope that you will consider giving a suffering friend a loving foot massage.  It will be a gift to the friend and to you.

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