Surrender to Pastoral Care
Surrender sometimes means accepting help from others in our times of need. It sounds simple, and even obvious, but can be incredibly hard. There is a romantic notion in the West of rugged individualism. Each person to themselves. But the reality is, none of us gets through this life alone. And there are times in each of our lives when we need the love and support of others. More often than any of us would like to admit.
Loss, illness, grief, loneliness, retirement or job loss or any major life change – those vulnerable human moments when try as we might to “cowboy up,” we need more. We need one another. A non-judgmental loving presence offering a shoulder to cry on, a hot meal, an errand run – can be solace for body and soul.
Did you know that there is a group of people at St. John’s who are committed to providing that loving support to you in your time of need? People who have spent time practicing being good listeners, learning about confidentiality and boundaries and radical acceptance. People who have hearts and time for you when you want or need a little extra. If you are ready to surrender to a little extra love and support in your life, reach out to [email protected]. We are here for you. And remember that you are loved.