Saturday, August 15, 2009

Final Week - The Starting Line

August 14, 2009
Jesus said then, "Go, your faith has made you well." Mark 10:52

We all come to this chaplain work for various reasons. I've been intrigued that every one of us included in our "why are you here?" as "to discern a call to ministry." And even with our varied backgrounds and experiences, we all simply showed up and gave ourselves to this program.

Today, we "graduated" the summer interns and presented them with certificates, Spartanburg Hospital picnic gear and the very coveted "Survivor" t-shirt (yes, as in "outwit, outlast, outplay"!). We organized prayer beads and amulets. We offered scripture candy and bacon-laced chocolate bars - inside jokes all around!

We took photos and celebrated their commencement - for now the real work begins. Their faith, truly, has made them well.

How is your faith making you well, in this moment?

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