Mother’s Day seems the perfect time to explore the spiritual dimensions of touch. Touch is an emotional need that endures from cradle to grave; how we are touched by our primary caregivers as infants is hugely determinative of our lifelong wellbeing. Further, touch is the foundation upon which life itself evolved and without touch life could not continue. Touch bespeaks the interdependence of all life. Appropriately, we also will be Commissioning the newest members of our Lay Pastoral Ministry Team.