Hospice caregivers serve as guides for a person's final steps.
Hospice caregivers are those gifted individuals who are called to bring dignity and hope to the end of life. These doctors, nurses, aides, social workers, counselors, and pastors bring their skills and compassion to the patients in their care (as well as the families of these patients). Many hospice workers speak to the way their faith in God has deepened by being so close to death. It is impossible to imagine the commitment working in hospice requires, but we can offer our support and care in turn.
Please join me in today's Lenten meditation, Psalm 121
Assurance of God's Protection
A Song of Ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.
Sources: Washington Post article entitled "Hospice workers find peace in helping patients find comfort at the end of life"
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