Saturday, August 18, 2007


I was feeling a little annoyed at a patient tonight who was convinced that people were trying to kill him, and to escape, tried to run me over with his wheelchair.  Then I spoke to a patient who said how grateful he was that the staff provided such good care, and I was reminded again, how much of a blessing my patients are to me, how much they humble me, and how much I learn from them.  Tonight I calmed restless spirits, I held the hand of someone who was dying, and spent time talking to someone who was lonely.  And I'm so grateful that I was allowed to.

"34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

 37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

 40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' " Matthew 25:34-40

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