113. In the Sickroom
Today’s reading: “The Ministry of Healing” pp. 219–221.
Today we start on the practical section, “The Care of the Sick.” Predictably it starts by emphasising faithfulness but then, surprisingly, Ellen emphasises the carer.
The carer will be most successful when she attends to her own,
- exercise and
- getting enough fresh air
These things will give her,
- physical vigour
- resistance to disease
That will enable her to be faithful in the little things,
- paying close attention to needs and dangers,
- preventing fear, agitation, or petulance,
- sympathy / empathy
She shouldn’t work day and night but share her duties.
She should pay attention to the sick room especially,
- constant fresh air
- maintaining a constant temperature.
- preparing or ensuring simple and appropriate food.
Tomorrow more duties…