Eleven Ways to Practice Resurrection Now
- Refuse to identify with negative, blaming, antagonistic, or fearful thoughts (though you cannot stop “having” them.)
- Apologize when you hurt another person or situation.
- Undo your mistakes by some positive action toward the offended person or situation.
- Do not indulge or believe your False Self—that which is concocted by your mind and society’s expectations.
- Choose your True Self—your radical union with God—as often as possible throughout the day.
- Always seek to change yourself before trying to change others.
- Choose as much as possible to serve rather than be served.
- Whenever possible, seek the common good over your mere private good.
- Give preference to those who are in pain, excluded, or disabled in any way.
- Seek just systems and policies rather than mere charity for others.
- Never doubt that it is all about love in the end!
–Richard Rohr, “Immortal Diamond”
Spirituality and You is a contribution by Jennings’ Director of Mission and Ministry, Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND.
It’s National Healthcare Decisions Week , have you had a conversation with the people you love?
Jennings and Jennings Hospice, along with other national, state and community organizations, are taking part in an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Jennings and Jennings Hospice are providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws.
Specifically, from April 16 – April 21, Jennings Hospice is welcoming the public throughout the day to call for free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms or with questions about palliative care, comfort care and end-of-life care.
“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, we hope many more people in our community will have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Judi Makan, Administrator of Jennings Hospice. “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.nhdd.org.