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Lori Casey BSN MDiv., BCC-PCHAC
Hi All! Anne, I love that you brought the question of how Christianity changes the way we live to the table. I stuck it to my bathroom mirror on a sticky note because I fail frequently. So to read the question every morning speaks to me of intentionally choosing “the good/kind/patient” way. It reminds me of a chaplain friend who wears her priestly collar and says, “I wear this not because I want people to think I am holier than they are, but because it humbles me, and reminds me of who is present in all my conversations with patients.” Tim, I appreciate your comments about how having Jesus as your example has shaped your life long attitudes and actions. Lee you too note how faith (and from what we are reading- all faith traditions to some degree) do/does realign and reprioritize how we live. In my thinking, this exemplifies what Diana notes in saying that “Faith should enhance our lives and not complicate it.” As a chaplain I have had patients describe their faith to me in terms of all the things they do not do or must do- and I feel exhausted just listening to them : )
I am so grateful to read all of the comments in this class and hope to post later.