Spiritual journey of a hospice chaplain

Advocate Hospice Chaplain Saul Ebema never knows what to expect when he knocks on the door of a home where someone is dying.

There’s often a lot of anxiety, and Ebema says he tries to “bring a calming presence. Not knowing what to expect, but just to be there for them, and they will teach me how to care for them.”

It’s a very spiritual experience for him, he says. “Being there for somebody at the worst moment of their lives, and them inviting them to journey with them, I look at that as a sacred opportunity.”

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