I spoke to a number of Catholic Care workers this week. They were all in leadership positions.
I suggested that Hope and Resilience are necessary for anyone involved in caring for others.
We need to ensure that we are replenished if we are going to sustain helping others. We need to be people of hope, anchored in hope based on a real promise, not just optimism.
I shared how prayer and the celebration of being deeply loved by God is necessary for me.
If we are not grounded, we blow with the ‘wind’ depending on the reactions of others.
How often we end up entrapped in the ego if we are not free.
Our relationship with God is liberating, energising.
It helps to be resilient when we deal with situations that can be difficult, depressing, seeming insoluble.
It helps us to be committed to loving instead of looking for recognition or dependent on success.
Our very method of interaction itself gives a message!