National Doctor’s Day is a holiday which
is celebrated on March 30th in the United States. It is a
holiday that honors physicians for the work they do for their patients, the
communities they work in and for society as a
The reflection on the backside of
the card states:
Consider your hands, lay them on your lap or on the table
in front of you. Flex your fingers. Rotate your wrists.
Notice how your
hands feel and how they move. And as you
do so, consider the words
attributed to Saint Teresa of Avila:
Christ has no body now on earth but yours;
but yours; no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the
of Christ must look out on the world.
Yours are the feet with
which He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which He is to
bless His people.
Heavenly Father, bless my hands to bless others.
Gentle these hands as they offer comfort to those in
times of crisis.
Purify these hands as they wash in to
encounter each patient. Open these
hands to collaborate
well for the good of those I serve. Strengthen these
when the mornings are early and the nights are late.
hands when it is time to rest.