Professional chaplains are among the few caregivers in the hospital who have the time to sit and listen to the patient and family members. We listen without an agenda and work to support the patient and family members in whatever ways we can.
My mother's body is naturally aging and her organs are "getting tired." Her kidneys are beginning to shut down. Her body is beginning its "natural" process of shutting down. So, why am I signing something that says not to do something?
Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.