We come together at the end of our day, ready to acknowledge our own need of healing. We come into the Sacred Presence as wounded healers ourselves. As we ask for our spirits and energies to be refreshed … (pause)
Lord, thank you for the blessings that come today. May we bring peace and love to those we meet, Comforting words to those we greet.
There are opportunities every day to give thanks. Who can we thank this week? Let us take time to thank God each day for small blessings.
Lord, I need the help of others to care for me and I appreciate every little thing they do. God bless the nursing staff.
The words of the Psalmist ring true even today for our loved ones whohave died. These words come from the liturgy of today’s Feast. Our faith tells us that in death, life is changed not ended. We know that our loved ones are present with us in a special way today …
Old age, as such, is almost a complete changing of gears and engines from the first half of our lives, and does not happen without many slow realizations, inner calmings, lots of inner resistance and denials, and eventual surrenders. All of them by God’s grace work with our ever-deepening sense of what we really desire and who we really are.
The Spirituality of our aged people is mentioned in many official policy documents but not a lot of practical assistance to chaplains and aged care staff is offered. The fact that it is noted is significant as it recognises that people in this stage of life continue to strive to make sense of their lives: