Love demands my presence. It starts by moving towards the older person in my congregation with the expectation of mutual encouragement and friendship, not just care-giving. It requires time, planning and making sure I have a stock of lateral flow tests. With all the demands of the week, I need to be willing to slow down and really see this person as Christ sees them.
How do you feel about death? Helen Thorne has been asking that question recently and found that people are often keen to talk.
It’s a series of conversations no-one wants to have.