C is for the challenges of caregiving . What kind of caregiving? The care that is given to the “least of these.” It requires a form of organized, well planned and willing selflessness where the “less” (beyond all understanding) becomes “more”. It is a great mystery that, I believe, is revealed to few people. It is found through the “narrow gate” where Love, mercy, grace and joy trump selfishness. The reward is freedom and peace! Is it easy? No! Is it predictable? No! Can it feel lonely? At times. Do others who are observing get strangely angry at the Caregiver for the “least of these ?” Unfortunately, yes. The key is faith and “faith (in Jesus Christ, the Son of God) is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11) . Help comes, encouragement comes, needs are met, new language is learned, love is filled up, the mind is renewed, patterns are formed, beauty is found in new places, moments become important because the least of these are usually living just a moment at a time.
Don’t stop at C Tera. Good posts. Do you know how to tag them so others can find you to read? If not, maybe we should get together again. 🙂
Thanks Shirley. I could not figure out most of the technology! Had hoped to stick with it….maybe next time because I think they drop you after so many days of not posting.