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Sick, Disabled Persons and Persons in Need of Care

[407] The sick and disabled persons require intensive devotion and love, particularly if they are heavily and non-revisable concerned. To provide a sick or disabled person with well hours represents a most honourable and satisfying activity. Already presence and sympathy can cause much. The healing remains to be aimed at, however, always. (Temporary) illness may have also a deeper meaning.

[408] Man will be motivated to think about zerself and to plan the further life. Changes to the positive may bring about a recovery of zis state of health in addition to an improvement of zis life also. The psychosomatic efforts are not to be neglected. One has not to hope for a miracle, in order to become healthy, even if miracles are naturally not completely to be excluded.

[410] One cannot appreciate the service of those at all highly enough that worry day in, day out about a person in need of care, particularly if here much trouble and time must be invested, not to speak of the financial expenditure at all. The personal sacrifices in the service to the society require compensation in form of an appropriate recovery, even if for this no appropriate means or institutions exist.

[411] These are to be created then and be financed if necessary by donations. It is not to understand that the state does not or not sufficiently comply with this task but only provides for an often heartless minimum supply. The personal communication and devotion are important conditions for humane care of persons in need of care. Therefore, the religion of love champions a performing of these tasks.

[412] So the religion adherents are not only to register attentively such cases, but also to contribute by personal dedication to an improvement of the total situation. This is limited not only to special opportunities such as holidays, but extends to the daily life according to the individual possibilities. Society is a shared risk community, which does not forget fringe groups, but dedicates itself to them intensively.

[437] Much understanding and attention belongs to our patients and persons in need of care. Thereto count regular visiting and a guarantee of the care. We offer a perspective to them and, if they are terminally ill, recall the eternal life. We give them small attentions just as our empathy and intensive hearing on their desires. We do not complain about their deficiencies, but endure them.

[438] It can be helpful to interpret the illness and relate it with the life of the gotten sick. Positive experiences of the life should be boosted like the enjoyments, which the gotten sick can still indulge in. If we can perform the care no longer personally, we should refer the gotten sick to this impossibility and explain it understandingly. We integrate possible nursing staff positively into the happenings.

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