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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Maureen McCann
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-28T21:16:15Z
dc.date.available2017-03-28T21:16:15Z
dc.date.issued2000-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/110408
dc.description.abstract"Sometimes we can get squeamish about being around hospitals or nursing homes, but this work of mercy invites us to visit someone who is in the hospital or is housebound. The touch of a hand, a hug and real eye contact are great healers to the human spirit. Visiting the sick can be challenging for those of us who are healthy, and yet the great gift we receive is the new compassion that is carved out in our hearts as we listen to those who are frail or even dying.|Can I volunteer to bring food to the homes of the elderly and isolated through a program like Meals On Wheels (in the US)? While I deliver food to an elder, I am also talking with that person, offering conversation and a safety check for those who are often so deeply lonely. Programs like these keep "millions of seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year."|Listening and ... More?|Besides empathetic listening, what can I do to make the life of a sick person a little better? Can I pick up a book at the library? If reading is not practical, what kind of music or audio book might he/she like?|Holidays are especially hard for people who are sick, not only because of the isolation caused by their illness, but their inability to get around often means they can't participate in the ways they used to. Gift-giving occasions can be especially challenging for those who are hospitalized or housebound. We could help out by getting a gift list from someone unable to shop and offer to buy and wrap their gifts for them. |If we can't visit, we can keep in touch with cards dropped in the mail on a periodic basis - we all love to get mail. If there is email contact, write regularly and send photos of family - or Skype if it is possible.|Let us Hear Your Ideas|"I feel as though family should be a top priority. We often forget that the people closest to us may need a stretched out hand as well."
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCreighton University, Online Ministries
dc.rightsFeel Free to "cut and paste" any of these texts for Parish Bulletinss or Worship Aids. Simpy add this reference: "Taken from Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with Permission."
dc.subjectOrdinary Time
dc.titleVisit the Sick
dc.typeText
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United States
dc.description.noteActual date of publication unknown. The date in dc.date.issued is arbitrary and used because a date is required for indexing
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/OrdinaryTime/wm-VisitSick.html


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