Archive for November 6th, 2008

On Alzheimer’s Patients and Hospice

I worry about suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia more than many of the other conditions that might impact my later years.  The impact of such conditions on the loved ones supporting me  could be as devastating as the its personal impact.  Having thought of hospice often in terms of terminal cancer patients and pain management, I was glad to see this article.

In the “caring for the caregiver” arsenal faith communities can develop, a simple recommendation to look into hospice could be very helpful and loving advice.

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/brain-and-behavior/2008/11/04/hospice-care-evolves-as-alzheimers-other-ills-raise-demand.html?PageNr=1

For an article that explores Alzheimer’s and faith, check the link below:

http://www.hopeandhealing.org/contentPage.aspx?resource_id=177

Amos 5:23-24

From Amos 5:23-24 – Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps.  But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

As I read these verses, worship and praise have a place in our ongoing relationship with God, BUT, our faith should make us different.  In part, at least, our faith should cause us to be seekers and doers of justice.

Prayer:

God of Justice, help mold our actions in ways that are pleasing to you and helpful to the larger community of our brothers and sisters.  AMEN.


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