Proclamation allows more services, activities to resume
June 22, 2020
Push Americans into a corner, and they’ll either start painting or enliven the crunched space with creative juices soon to spill over.
In 2011 as part of my training to become a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America I spent a summer as a hospital chaplain. One of the requirements of the program was to serve as the on call chaplain for the hospital system. You never knew what kind of situation you would find yourself walking into. So many of us wondered what we would say in the midst of the painful situations we would find ourselves walking into. Often times there were no words to offer, just our hearts and our presence. But one of the few things that we could share that seemed to hold up in almost any circumstance was the words of Psalm 23.