I read this book called Hug Machine that really got me thinking today. It’s about a boy who hugs everything. He hugs people and pets and trees and ice cream trucks and whales. He is really passionate about making the world a better place through hugs.
There are all kinds of hurtful things that we can do with our bodies: kicking, sneering, shouting mean words. But our bodies are gifts from God. We should be finding ways of doing good with our bodies: hugging and smiling and giving compliments to people around us.
We all deserve to be hugged, so let’s each hug ourselves as we share the Lord’s Prayer this morning. I hope that it will remind each of you about all the positive things that our bodies can do.