Did you have a similar reaction when reading the last several CP posts?
Most of the thoughts and visiting principles of spreading Jesus’ touch to those experiencing dementia also readily applies to ALL connections we make, regardless of brain health status!
That listing of 101 items brought to mind things to do with some friends currently living in senior communities. Which was a reminder of the Carebag.
What is a Carebag, you may ask. Here’s a description:
Construction workers have toolboxes, doctors have medical bags, so why shouldn’t Christian visitors/connectors carry a ‘go bag’ of their own . . . “CareBags?”
This CP webpage on CareBags shares a prospective list of items for visitors. Based on our recent postings, it now has an augment for those specifically visiting those experiencing dementia.
- Assemble a CareBag of your own for the next time you’re doing some visiting.
- Given your experiences and study, what item(s) would you suggest as additions to the CP CareBag listing? Please send those to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER: Dear God, prepare us to be “the touch of Jesus” in other’s lives today just as those in New Testament stories felt it. May your touch and presence find us “just where we are,” that we might extend those same characteristics and efforts to those we are naturally with, and those we seek out! Amen.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit…
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, August 22, 2021:
- 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 and Psalm 84
- Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 and Psalm 34:15-22
- Ephesians 6:10-20
- John 6:56-69
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