June 1, 2020
Years ago my first mentor in pastoral care taught me a valuable lesson. “A short pencil is better than a long memory!” Something I’ve taken to heart over the last 20 years of pastoral care. The most embarrassing situation a chaplain can get into is forgetting someone’s name, especially if they just asked you to pray for them! Oh how many times I’ve had to pray for someone, right in front of them, sweating the whole time trying to remember their names. So embarrassing!