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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Thursday, August 07, 2003


Another slice in the life of a CPE Chaplain Intern:

Today I visited a possible tuberculosis patient, going stir crazy in her isolation room. Her life has been hard enough without this.

I sat with a woman while she learned that her adult daughter's transplant won't be possible-- and that her prognosis is very short term. Then I held her as she sobbed.

I listened and prayed with a man whose abdominal surgery the day before had revealed the recurrence of the cancer he thought he had beaten.

I have one simple, short-term goal for tomorrow: to go a whole day without crying.


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