Tuesday, February 12, 2008
IS SOCIAL WORKER LOCATED IN THE HOSPITAL TO ADD MORE STRESS SO NEW BRUNSWICKERS WILL DIE FASTER????
You can read about Richard Harris by clicking below -
Ok...Richard took his fourth heart attack last weekend and I phoned him last night.
Richard has been fighting the Government in the court system for years. He spent all his money and he’s down to the dumps.
He used to be a contractor who ran his own business but these days he drives a taxi cab to survive.
Richard lives in a three bedroom apartment off Sunset Drive.
He found a roomate to help with the rent.
He pays $700.00 per month.
He finds it very difficult to survive. The money is almost gone and I believe the stress landed him in the hospital.
So there’s Richard in the cardiac unit!!!
Richard receives a visitor. It’s a worker from New Brunswick Family Services.
She asked Richard is he had any problems?
Richard explain to her that he had no money to pay for the prescription pills he’ll need after his heart operation.
He’s being transported by ambulance in Saint John this morning.
The worker from Family Services explained to Richard Harris that he wasn’t allowed to received a health care card until he kick his roommate < who is working > out of his appartment.
But even if he kicks him out? He pays $700.00 per month so he will not qualify for a health care card.
I’m surprise that Richard’s heart monitor didn’t go from BEEP...BEEP...BEEP to BEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!
The next day, the social worker once again showed up at his bed side.
She must have been surprise that Richard was still alive from the extra stress she added on him???
But she don’t know that Richard is a true rebel!!!
Richard once again explain that he had no money and needed a health care card.
The worker told Richard - Sorry!!! Those are the rules!!!
Richard will have to leave his place and do it fast so he could qualify for a health care card so he could afford the prescriptions he needs to save his life.
The worker suggested that he might be qualify for a room in a Care Home?
Richard as the rebel he is replied - A room cost $2500.00 per month. I’m asking to live in my little appartment and the Government will not let me do it??? I could save the Government a lot of money???
The worker added there was a waiting list also!!!!
Richard asked the worker - What about all my stuff? Will the home take care of it??? Is there a storage room???
Pretty sad state of affair if you asks moi????
So???? What the hell is a Social worker from Family Services doing in the hospital???
Is this a way to kill New Brunswickers from more stress????
Yes, consider yourself lucky that you’re healthy!!!
If you have a small job and suffered an heart attack?
You’ll have to move out and live at the Emergency shelter or a rooming house.
This is very sad!!!!!
These social workers tell the patients the bad news on their death bed and expect them to take cares from their bed???
Richard will have to call his roommate and tell him to move out in the dead cold months of winter so he can get a Health Care Card!!!!
I know Richard Harris very good and there’s no way he’s going to do that because he has a very good heart.
Not a healthy heart but a good one conscience wise!!!
If I was Richard? I would stand on the sidewalk outside of Family Services till be gets his prescription or die trying!!!!!
How many other New Brunswickers are in the same boat???
Very scary stuff!!!!!!
Richard is being operated on during the next few days and my prayers are for him!!!!
Prayer and Devotions
A Lesson on Prayer
by Father José LaBoy, LC
Resolution: Dedicate a specific time to prayer each day.
February 12, 2008
Tuesday of the first week of Lent
Jesus said to his disciples: "In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."
Introductory Prayer: Lord, I am aware that you know what is best for me, and that is why I believe in you. You are more interested in my spiritual well-being than I am, and that is why I trust in you. You always give me your loving forgiveness in spite of my sins, and that is why I love you.
Petition: Lord, teach me how to pray.
1. Do Not Babble Some people like to talk. They demand to be listened to, but they don’t have the same interest in listening. However, you usually can’t listen if you aren’t used to silence. St. Theresa of Calcutta once wrote that prayer is the fruit of silence. Jesus wants us to understand that prayer is more about listening than about talking. When you are with someone who knows much about a topic that interests you, you limit yourself to asking questions and dedicate yourself to listening. Jesus is the revealer of God the Father. That means our main interest in prayer should be asking Jesus, our Lord, about his Father and then dedicating ourselves to listening.
2. Praying to the Father of All Jesus tells us that God the Father knows what we need before we ask him. Still, we should ask, because in asking we become aware that we have needs that only God our Father can grant us. We learn to ask God what we most need for our salvation. That is why Jesus taught us the “Our Father.” Praying the “Our Father” reminds us that he is the father of all, and therefore every human person is truly our brother. In praying the “Our Father,” we essentially ask for three things: that God have the first place in our lives, that he give us our material and spiritual sustenance, and that he grant us his forgiveness.
3. Forgive and Be Forgiven Jesus emphasizes the importance of forgiveness. As the First Letter of John reminds us, we are all sinners (cf. 1: 8). One of the essential characteristics of Christian life is seeking to encounter Christ’s loving mercy. We can really experience it only when we put it into practice ourselves. We can admire a person who parachutes off a plane, but we won’t understand the experience until we skydive ourselves. We grasp the true meaning of mercy when we forgive others. Our mercy will not be the same as Christ’s: He never sinned, and therefore he forgives us even though we don’t deserve it. If Christ has forgiven us, how can we dare not to forgive others?
Conversation with Christ: Lord, I thank you for teaching me to pray to the Father. I don’t always pray as much as I should. Please help me to pray more and better. Please help me to want with all my heart to give God the first place in my life, preferring his will to mine. Help me to treat others as I would like them to treat me, forgiving them when they offend me.
Resolution: I will dedicate a specific time to prayer each day.