People. Persons. That’s our focus. We worry about getting things right, about following procedures, about structures. But always, behind those concerns, are people. Ourselves, our coworkers, our patients, their families. So much of the tension of spiritual care is remembering the people, the persons who are in front of us.
Bill Hybels says, “You will not lock eyes with one person today who is not loved by God.” Our challenge is to remember to lock eyes with people.