Re: [MOL] Joicy [13053] Medicine On Line


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Joicy, thank you.
Christine


At 10:25 AM 26/07/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Christine wrote:
>Christine, it makes total sense. As a cancerer myself, (and also due to
>a bad back), THE hardest thing for me is feeling helpless and useless.
>The gift my docs gave me during the worst of it was to have new patients
>with similar diagnosis call me with their questions, and for moral
>support. It made me feel less dependent, that I could still do
>something. And we all need to feel we're still making a contribution
>somehow. I think this is one of the great gifts of the MOL forum. 
>
>And I'll let you in on a little secret...every time I've ever opened
>myself up to someone in need,  I have received far, far more than I have
>given. God uses unusual ways to bring us together with the people we
>need to know, to touch us, challenge us, and teach us how to love more
>fully. So don't be afraid to give this a try...you will be blessed for
>it, as will your neighbor. You both will be in my prayers, Christine.
>Love, Joicy.
> 
>> Joicy,
>> Must be the training because Marney (the minister next door) has told me
>> the same thing. She also told me that Irene (the lady I want to visit)
>> wants me to come over. She is a very optimistic, spirited woman. Irene
>> feels she may be of support to me which will be good for her. Even if I
>> feel I have nothing to offer her, by helping me, she will be helping
>> herself. Does that make any sense to you? Maybe you can explain it better.
>> Thanks for the reinforcement.
>> Christine
>> 
>> At 09:22 PM 23/07/98 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Christine, don't be afraid to do this...one of the most important things
>> >I ever learned when doing pastoral training in a hospital was that we do
>> >not have to "fix" things for people. The wise pastor I worked with, who
>> >is still my mentor, would have me just sit with folks, some of them on
>> >life support, where I could do nothing except "be" with them. He taught
>> >me that the act of simply being with someone can be a very healing gift.
>> >You don't even have to say much of anything. You're being there can say
>> >it all. You and your neighbor will be in my prayers. Love, Joicy
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