I start most of my mornings by reading the words of the Desert Mothers and Fathers (The Apophthegmata Patrum for you nerds out there). I like to read sayings from two separate monks, any two, and then in the back of my mind I let these two sayings wrestle with each other whether or notContinue reading “Asceticism Anonymous”
I had just left a patient’s room when I heard the code. At the hospital I work at, every chaplain who hears the code and is able to respond does so immediately. I made a snap decision to pause my plans and I moved quickly toward the emergency. The patient was an elderly man andContinue reading “I’ll Find You”
She was a veteran, so I knew she’d understand what I said next: “I’ll keep watch, my friend. I promise.”
Then, when you feel the crushing weight of the reality we are living through, look to the Heavens.
If God’s suffering results in our suffering, then we are obligated to ease the suffering of each other. Perhaps then, we can ease the suffering of God.