Deepening Chaplain Compassion – My 24 hours as a Hospital Patient

A couple of days ago, I had to go to the emergency room at the hospital near here because of a medical situation going on with me that seemed potentially life-threatening. As it turned out, I was fine. But until that became clear, I spent 24 hours as a hospital patient, and what a powerful and challenging experience it was, so full of learning for me! Although I’ve spent much time in the last few years visiting people in hospitals, mainly as a chaplain, I myself had not been an in-patient since More