good for the soul

what does it mean to be chaplain to patients who are well?  at the last place i worked, everyone had a serious illness.  the place i’m working now, patients are pretty well.  what does it mean to provide chaplain care in such a place?  it is true that many patients say they are well, they don’t need a chaplain.  some patients, however, are dealing with life issues that call out for additional support whether in hospital or any where else!  how can i best identify patients who need chaplain support so that those who want and need emotional and spiritual support can get help they need?  that’s what’s on my mind this morning.

efficacy of prayer

i went to morning prayer this morning.  i am not even sure why i went since i don’t think that god is listening to my prayers.  i prayed for another person and felt really weird about doing that.  i think i’m going through a crisis of some sort spiritually.  nothing makes sense anymore.  i’m not sure what i believe anymore.