Vladika’s first night at home was peaceful but when the nurse arrived in the morning, she said that he was too weak to be here and that we should call an ambulance to have him transported to a hospital.  We did this and a few hours later Father Moses and I visited him to find that he was being looked after and he had been given pain relievers, although the main doctor had not yet seen him.  It seems that they would like to deal with his pain management and his proper nutrition before releasing him. It was eye opening to see the emergency area crowded with patients who had been in serious accidents, hallucinating drug addicts, others dying, with nurses and paramedics rushing around to tend to the needy.  I appreciate their dedication to the needs of these suffering patients, and a few minutes of being in such a situation should rid us of any self pity we might have and open our hearts to the suffering of others.

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