The Patient as Teacher
18 Sep 2011
Medicine is a genuine ministry. All one need to do is to read the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles to know that the ministry of Jesus and his early disciples was a ministry of preaching and healing. Similarly, St. Francis of Assisi and the early friars preached in city squares and cared for lepers. Yet, while much has been written about the spirituality of patients coping with illness, little attention has been paid to the spirituality of being a health care professional.