Saturday, June 6, 2015

Chaplain in Training

A chaplain in training once
got a call to stand beside
a woman whose husband died.

The woman’s grief seemed to be
overwhelming . . . to the point
of outrage with God, and all.

The chaplain took on the task
of probing her feelings as 
supervisors did probe his.

You do sound angry, he said.
Her outburst rattled his bones,
“Do you not see I’m hurting?”

What a fine lesson to learn:
avoid bluntness with other 
when standing by be the need.

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