The Beatitudes for those who Minister to the Sick and Elderly

  • Blessed are you who listen to your patients, especially those with constant complaints, for you possess the ears of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who see the hurts of your patients, especially those overlooked by others, for you possess the eyes of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who speak kindly to your patients, especially those plagued by fear and anger, for you possess the mouth of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who think prayerfully of your patients, especially those alone and discouraged, for you possess the mind of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who show love to your patients, especially those with chronic illness, for you possess the heart of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who walk tirelessly to your patients, especially those with repeated calls, for you possess the feet of Christ.
  • Blessed are you who persevere in your ministry, especially with compassion to all patients, for you posses the healing presence of Christ

And yours is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Taken from the book ‘ Caring for the Sick/ Elderly’