A small prayer in a big Monday.

I spend Sunday at the hospital, as I do most Sundays. I visit a room after a patient has died. She received remarkable care but her body was done working. During the time between her arrival, which I saw, and her death, our staff worked night and day to provide respect and care and answers. […]

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A small prayer in a big Monday.

I spend Sunday at the hospital, as I do most Sundays. I visit a room after a patient has died. She received remarkable care but her body was done working.During the time between her arrival, which I saw, and her death, our staff worked night and day to provide respect and care and answers. I […]

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Stop for some tea with me.

Friends are saying goodby to parents and spouses and siblings and cousins and nieces. Friends are wondering how interviews are going to turn out, how to take the next turn. Friends are recovering from surgeries. Friends are wondering about the new guy. Friends are wondering how much of the pain in the world they can […]

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A litany for the last Monday in July

Leader: Our God, it’s Monday. All: Hear our prayer, O Lord. A: I’m empty, O God, as empty as the heart of the widow walking next to the coffin of her only son. Do remember her, Jesus? No options? No hope? You healed her son. Please raise my heart. All: Hear his prayer, O Lord. […]

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