Caring for the Ill and Afflicted (2/4)

Caring for the Ill and Afflicted (2/4)

Time and again our blessed LORD shows compassion towards people suffering illness and every kind of pain.

There are so many wonderful ways we can care for the ill and afflicted in imitation of Jesus!

  • Connecting with them as often as possible and in varied ways.
  • Displaying tenderness that helps to lower their discomfort, anxiety and fear.
  • Encouraging them to practice self-care and keep medical instructions.
  • Praying with them and for them.
  • Acting on their behalf as a trustworthy advocate.
  • Arranging for them to receive the Holy Eucharist as able along with the Sacrament of the Sick.

The Lord Jesus sees the ill and afflicted as special treasures and looks lovingly upon them. Intentional disciples do the same.