This first full week of being a hospital chaplain has been emotional, inspiring, and exhausting. If only more of my patients could appreciate this. I am here for you, people! Trying to learn something here!!! I am growing impatient with my patients.
By Friday, I realized that most of the people who let me pray
with for them are premature babies. Because they can’t say, “no thank you.” Before they are born, their parents are fine with a polite smile and a nod. Silently they say, “nice to see you, but I’m getting out of here soon and can’t think about anything else.”
There are some people who do like to talk. But sometimes they are asleep or getting medical care when I stop by. Can we work on this?!
Why do I feel like this is part of the lesson for my summer…