From my support group and interaction with other caregivers I know people are eager to help one another. They do not hide their lamp under a bushel but offer it up to light the difficult, stony, uncertain paths of others. Their gifts are humble and seemingly insignificant to someone who has never “walked the walk.” There is no self-aggrandizement in any form. Their servant job is a powerful equalizer opening them to hospitality toward everyone. I think we might add a beatitude to the Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are the caregivers, for they reflect the Lamplight of God’s love and generosity.
—Nell E. Noonan, Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers (Upper Room Books, 2009)
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Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.
—Galatians 6:2 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change those things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
—Prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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