If you are a mentally tough chick, you should work at Trinity. If you suffer, or have suffered, from mental illness, then you will understand the deepest need for consistency and love. If you know someone who suffers, then you will know it is not always easy to love them. You will know if you are called to give your life to God to accomplish spiritual works of mercy.
Corporal works of mercy
Mission Work is often thought of as ”corporal works of mercy:” To feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; harbor the harborless; visit the sick; ransom the captive; burythe dead.
Spiritual works of mercy
What your mission at Trinity is centers around the”spiritual works of mercy:” To instruct the ignorant; counsel the doubtful; admonish sinners; bear wrongs patiently; forgive offences willingly; comfort the afflicted; pray for the living and the dead.
Challenges put forward by God
When working at Trinity, you need to realize that you are not the client’s friend. You represent something far more important to them; you represent a role model and parental figure. This means being hurt and manipulated, but learning from it. It means breaking down, crying, feeling stressed, and asking God why He put you in this situation. It means keeping your eyes open, while praying, to ensure safety of clients and staff. Sometimes that means having a girl write an essay on why forgery is wrong. It means learning how to fathom the idea that you will need to say no to helping with a chore, because you are watching more than one client to ensure they are following safety precautions.
Sometimes it means taking a girl to the ER at 10pm. It means holding her hand while she gets blood drawn. It means telling a doctor no when your motherly instincts kick in that something feels wrong. It means parenting and being there when you are needed. It is by far the greatest position for spiritual works of mercy.
Fulfilling life work
You will not get an immediate thank you and appreciation, like other mission works. Some clients will forever remain ungrateful. But those that are grateful, they make it worth it. They are the ones that remind you that you are doing God’s work. Don’t ignore the calling you feel in your heart. Give yourself a chance to grow: say yes, and be a life coach for those who need it most.