Last week was a busy one by some accounts…. The much talked about Fifty Shades of Grey was released, many schools had a long weekend to honor our Presidents and Saturday was Valentine’s Day. Believe it or not, I am not going to tie the three together. I’ll leave that to you. I would however like to share how the priest at my parish took current events in stride to make for a very interesting homily on Sunday. Stick with me, I think you’ll be impressed regardless of your faith.
After making a few comments about the movie and sharing the Church’s view of it’s use of pain for pleasure he veered from the religious to the secular world rather quickly. He jokingly asked “how many of you remember what long distance is?” and quickly followed up with asking, “how many of you remember the AT&T commercials telling you to reach out and touch someone?” Of course the majority of the congregation was very familiar with both questions. He spoke about the goodwill of the message to reach out and touch and in this case call a friend, a family member or a co-worker. The power of that call will “touch” them and touching can make you feel really good and in this case it will also sell a lot of long distance for AT&T. I hadn’t really given that campaign much thought in recent years but I really liked the fact that he used it as a great example of the power of touch. It left me wondering who I should reach out to that I haven’t spoken to in some time and also who I’ve love to hear from myself.
How in the world does this tie in to Moving for Love? It’s simple, by staying connected to friends and family you never know when the pull of their voice or their touch will have you wanting to move closer to them. When you get that feeling…. reach out and touch us!