Dying & Loss, Intercession, Love

‘For Those Who Care For The Sick’ by Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day

In the presence of your sick ones,

and while I am nursing them

may I serve you.

 

Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise

of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable,

may I still recognise You and say:

“Jesus, my patient, I am joyful to serve you.”

 

Lord, give me this seeing faith,

then my work will never be boring,

and I will find joy in bearing the strangeness

and gratifying the wishes

of all poor sufferers.

Amen.

 

– Mother Teresa 1910-1997AD