“Blessing Of The Hands” Ceremony at the Home Office

Gifting During National Nursing Home Week – the Blessing of the Hands

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday, celebrated this week, which commemorates the anniversary of the day God gifted the Torah to the Israelite people, making them at that time an entire nation committed to serving God. This gifting of God to his people at Mount Sinai is reflected in the holiday’s association with the harvest, when the many gifts of God are celebrated, most especially gifts like gratitude, guidance, discernment, relationship and purpose.

The Christian holiday of Pentecost is also celebrated this week, and it shares many similar attributes. It remembers the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, fifty days after Christ’s resurrection, and bestowed upon those who received it equally marvelous gifts, such as wisdom, understanding, discernment, counsel and awe.

It is in remembering these great holidays, which celebrate some of God’s greatest gifts to humanity, that we offer to you our gift of the Blessing of the Hands. Coinciding with National Nursing Home week, this simple and beautiful ceremony will be conducted throughout the company, both in our buildings this week (some of which have already begun) as well as at our Home Office this Friday.

In this season of gladness, abundance and plenty, we offer this to those who make so much happen for so many as both a celebration of blessing and as a remembrance of love.

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