Become Something Special

You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while

Mark 6:31
Jeremiah 23:1-16; Psalm 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34

A hospice chaplain was being interviewed about his work. At one point he said that over the previous weekend, eight of their thirty patients had died. Knowing that with hospice care, a close, family kind of relationship exists between the caregivers and the care-receivers, the interviewer asked, “What effect do so many deaths have on the staff?” The Chaplain replied with the moving story of one patient — one death. He said . . .

On Saturday, one of our patients who had been with us a couple of months was visited by her teenage son. It was a great morning because there were laughs and joyful conversation. At noon, the son said, “Mom, I’m meeting a friend for lunch,…

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