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How Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith

From my personal experience of being a hospital chaplain, I remember how difficult it was when there were back to back, consecutive deaths of few young cancer patients on my unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the hospital I was chaplain interning. The scale of grief encountered by chaplains in this pandemic is too […]

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“Easter’s Healing Touch” in the midst of Covid-19

Came across an article about the Healing Touch of Easter even in the midst of shelter in place and in our isolation. Author talks about embodied suffering. And the healing that comes in embodied vulnerable “wounded healer,” God who does not run away from our suffering but touches our wounds with compassion. We can each […]

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“For whom are you looking?”

What does Easter mean to you? Why are we gathered here now together in spirit, despite being separated physically by sheltering in place? Why do people who don’t normally come to church think to come on Easter Sunday? And how are you celebrating Easter? Is how you are celebrating Easter tied to your understanding of […]

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How Long Will You Grieve?

1 Samuel 16:1-13 / Psalm 23 /  Ephesians 5:8-14 / John 9:1-41 As we survey our lectionary scripture readings for this Sunday morning, we read in 1 Samuel 16 – “The LORD said to Samuel, ‘how long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel’” (1 Samuel 16:1). Samuel was […]

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Peace of mind during coronavirus

Drugstore was out of hand sanitizers and alcohol. So I put together a homemade version- combined Lysol disinfectant with rose water spray or eucalyptus hair spa spray.