Jonathan and Jane love to hug and be hugged. Often when giving hugs, Jonathan would say: “Hugs make you happy and healthy.” And sometimes, he would say to Jane “Jane, I need a hug. I want to feel happy.” Indeed, hugs make people happier and healthier. And smarter, and live longer, and cry harder. It is amazing that such human contact, simple and easily given, can convey so much more meaning than words can ever do. A touch is often more reassuring than any word one can think of. And a warm hug can say sorry more sincerely than anything one can say.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”