I've only watched a few of the Marvel movies, but so far my favorite character is Agent Peggy Carter. Strong, positive character traits, and get a load of that terrific red lipstick! What's not to love?
During my hospital stay, during in home and out-patient therapy, I've been blessed with several Agent Carters. Okay, maybe without the lipstick, but with the qualities of Agent Carter, my medical caregivers have definitely been marvelous!
- passionate and skilled in her calling = CHECK
- efficient and expedient in assistance = CHECK
- loyal and dedicated to the best for others = CHECK
If I'd made a list of traits I wanted in nurses, home health care team, or physical therapists, those qualities would definitely be on it. What would be on your list?
2 Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another.
Ephesians 4:2-3 TLB
But God wasn't finished blessing me. He also sent a special Angel of Mercy, Barb. My new teaching neighbor last fall, we immediately hit it off.
This summer, Barb has gone way past collegiality. From watering plants to moving pictures to doctors' appointments, Barb has chosen to minister to me. What a gift!
Barb is kind without hovering or patronizing. She anticipates my needs without being intrusive. And most importantly, Barb freely offers her fellowships (and does a great job of choosing restaurants!).
As much as I appreciate all of the Agent Carters, Barb has been a powerful reminder that our Savior is as close as a prayer. He's waiting to respond to our needs, and more than capable of meeting them. And we never get a bill for services rendered.
Dear Reader, what qualities do you look for in the people surrounding you? What qualities do you hope they see in you?