I wonder, how many times did Mary feel like crying with frustration when Jesus acted...well, like a baby?
And each time she had to catch hold of herself, and remember...this is no ordinary baby. This is God Himself.
Did she then hear a little voice that said, "Yeah, but you'd have to catch and hold your patience for an ordinary child, as well? For is not every child made in My Image?"
Good thoughts for the caregiver, because dealing with a patient can be incredibly draining and frustrating. As the patient, I know...I don't try to be awful, but from the standpoint of 'being efficiently cared for', I often am.
And Barbara has to grit her teeth and remember..."you do it for the least of these, and you do it for Me."
Music from Harry Belafonte, with Mary's Boy Child.
Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is remember.
Previous posts in this series are
December 3 - The Meaning Of Christmas
December 4 - A Caregiving Home
December 5 - Caregiver, Please Wait For Me
December 6 - A Caregiver's Vision
December 7 - A Caregiver's Magnificat
December 8 - A Caregiver's Renewal
December 9 - Caregiver, What Is Justice?
December 10 - Caregiver, Find A Moment's Peace
December 11 - A Caregiver Needs Moments Of Silence
December 12 - A Table In The Presence
December 13 - Caregiver, You Belong To God
December 14 - Into The Mystery
December 15 - A Caregiver's Whole Heart
December 16 - A Caregiver's Open Arms
December 17 - Caregiver, There Is Still Joy
December 18 - What Does Caregiving Reveal?
December 19 - Caregiving's Release
December 20 -Caregiving Is Love Set Free
December 21 - Caregiving's Gift
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Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback in a few days!
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Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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