#384 #day2 of #placement involved two #pastoralvisits and an #intermentofashes. Two things really struck me today: firstly the absolute privilege of walking with people at certain times in their lives, and secondly the #vulnerabilityofhumanity. Those who are housebound completely rely on the good will of those around them to visit or to run errands. They can become so cut off from their communities that something as simple as a church newsletter becomes one of very few links with the outside world! How has it happened that neighbours do not speak to one another, and that lives have become so busy, meaning that people who are #housebound lose touch with anyone who has been significant in their lives and simply fade away…?

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