Creation of AdamMichael Kountouris, Greece

Century Marks

Hope for more: As a new chaplain working in hospice care, Deborah L. Geweke thought her role was to help patients move beyond the denial of death. When a woman named Susan said to her, “Chaplain, I know God won’t disappoint,” Geweke replied: “Susan, but what if you do die?” To which Susan responded, “Well, Chaplain, then I guess especially in that case God won’t disappoint!” Geweke learned from Susan that the dying often go through a series of hopes: first is a hope for a cure, then a hope that one will be cared for by loved ones, and finally, for persons of faith, a hope for the kingdom of God beyond death (Word & World, Winter).


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