If you are a nursing home resident this little book is written for you. If you are a shut-in, a nurse, a therapist or a care giver in our nursing home community these pages are yours. If you are a family member struggling with decision about what to do for your mom or dad, brother or sister, these 50 days of hope, if you allow them can be an invitation to hope.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
This week the head of the volunteer network at our facility said that everything she learned about life she learned from her brother who had been born with Down’s Syndrome. We usually think of people like her brother as the care receivers and we the givers. But in God’s economy we find that often people like her brother are the greatest givers. I also have discovered as a chaplain at a long term care that I have become a member of a community. This community is not based on racial or economic characteristics but on our shared experiences. Our days are not only measured by…
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