Called to be God’s "Skin"

This story appeared on Kate Wicker’s blog recently, about a little girl who longed for a mom. It broke my heart to read about this little girl, so vulnerable and lonely. So many people, crushing in all around her … and yet, she did not have a mother’s love to warm her heart.

My friends, one does not have to go to India to experience this kind of heartache. There are children right here — very likely, right in your own backyard — who need a mother’s love. Jesus promised that whoever ministers to “the least of these,” in fact is ministering to Him. The reason for this is simple, as Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur points out her her blog: We are God’s “skin” in the world. Sometimes that skin is soft and tender … sometimes it is deeply wounded.

How can you, like Kate’s friend Rose, be “God’s skin” to a hurting world today?
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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at and She also writes for the Parenting Channel at In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

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