laying on of hands.
"They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:18
There was once a time when Castiel was so filled with the grace that he carried in the blood beneath the skin of his palms that all that was needed to heal a wound or ease a grief had been the touch of his hand.
He has healed the blind. He has stood in the middle of a market in Jerusalem and spread his hands. The devout have flocked to him, lured by the promise of miracles. The disbelieving have come to him, willing and desperate. He has touched the faces of the blind, saying, Look, now, and sightless children have opened eyes cast in faces still wet with the tears of their mothers, and they have seen.
Nora is not blind. She notices the field dressing on his arm as soon as she starts the morning shift.
There is no out. Only duty. You are a Prophet of the Lord, always and forever… …until the day you cease to exist, and then another Prophet takes your place.