Posted on Sep 21, 2008 in From the Pastor Columns
FROM THE PASTOR, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
Did it ever strike you as odd that when a person is sick and under a doctor’s care, we refer to that person as a “patient?” It strikes your pastor as odd because I, for one, am not at all. “Patient,” that is, when I am a patient. I don’t do pain and limitation well; I tend to whine and grumble. I also tend to feel guilty or responsible, as if somehow, by sheer will power, I should be able to override the pain or the other symptoms of illness.
The word “patient” comes from the Latin, patior,...