Attending Church Helps Seniors

I want to thank Jason Lewis for contributing this piece reflecting his personal experiences in caring for his mom. As a volunteer chaplain at a nursing facility for over 25 years I am delighted to be joined by someone else who does what they can, where they are to serve those in that vulnerable chapter […]

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God hates me?

“Marie* wants to see you in the cafeteria after the message” they told me last week. As I went in to sit with her she began to cry and took hold of my hands saying, “God hates me!”  Marie suffers from Parkinson’s and that afternoon she was depressed,…so depressed she wouldn’t come in for our song and prayer time at the home. She is isolated from the world outside of the home. No old friends come to visit. No family stops by on her birthday or Christmas. But you and I still have the good news to share that God gave us. As we enter into 2018 with a new year ahead will we remember to go and take Marie’s hands, look into her eyes and tell her that God really does care. He has not forgotten. He has not left her alone. We may not be the greatest or most talented people but we each have the gift of God’s love to share. Will you go? Will you keep sharing? All the Maries and Bettys and Florences and Bobs and Joes are out there waiting to hear. As the lines from the song Jesus is Waiting asks “What is your answer to Him?”