When I commenced my path to ordained ministry I had no idea that path would lead, through a God-graced confluence of circumstances, to Aged Care Chaplaincy.
It is an ongoing gift to be able to meet and journey with precious individuals who embody such experience and wisdom, and engage life’s polarities with them: its sorrow and its joy; its pain and its delight; its seeming pointlessness and its transcendent meaning. Each day I learn from and am blessed by others, as I trust that through God’s grace, I offer to them a blessing in return.

 

** Michael Dowling completed a Bachelor of Ministry with Uniting College in 2014.