Monday, February 05, 2007

Ministry Moments

Okay, the title of this blog is Ministry Moments and Other Mid-Life Musings. Lately it's been more my life musings and less ministry moments. So here goes.

In the last 72 hours I have cared for five families dealing with death or imminent death of a loved one. All of these are too early deaths, unexpected deaths. Each family dealt with their loss in a different way and required a different approach to pastoral care. However, they all had one common link- the ministry of presence. That I was there, that someone cared, made a difference.

When you think you can't make a difference, just be there.

5 comments:

Deb said...

OK, now that helped. And I can at least do that, if I can say nothing right...

d

DogBlogger said...

Here I am.

mid-life rookie said...

dogblogger,
You make a difference every day. Thanks.
mlr

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

I don't know how many times it was the showing up that made the difference not the words.

And as for question about that rooftop venue ... yep.

DogBlogger said...

Methinks it is time for an update! (Me knows something, too, so I have an edge over the other RevGals...)