quotes tagged with 'suffering'

It is noteworthy that only once did Jesus say that He was leaving His disciples an example, and that was when He washed their feet (John 13:15)--an example of servanthood. And only once did any other writer say that He had left an example--and that was an example of suffering (1 Peter 2:21). Thus the thoughts of suffering and servanthood are linked, even as they were in the life of the Lord. And is the servant greater than the Lord? [emphasis in the original]

Author: J Oswald Sanders, Source: Spiritual Leadership (1989), p 32Saved by suslyn in suffering leadership servanthood 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Imagine a hospital as big as King's College Hospital all packed into a train, and having to be self-provisioned, water, sanitated, lil, cleaned, doctored and nursed and staffed and officered, all within its own limits. No outside person can realise the difficulties except those who try to work it.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 36Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering knowledge home hospital witness trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

many very bad cases, fractures spine, a nearly dying lung case, a boy with wound in lung and live, three pneumonias, some bad enterics (though the worst had not been moved).

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 35Saved by highflyingbabe in body suffering knowledge masculinity witness trauma wound 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are getting quite used to a life shorn of most of its trappings, except for the two hotel meals a day.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 12Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital femininity 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have expected that one or two of the patients would get out of bed and try to rape me, but I soon discovered that none of them were in a position to rape anybody

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 374Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering masculinity gender witness 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Whenever I think of the War to-day, it is not as summer but always as winter; always as cold and darkness and discomfort

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 372Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Nothing was permanent; everyone and everything was always on the move; friendships were temporary, appointments were temporary, life itself was the most temporary of all.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 372Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering death trauma futility 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The three of us listened glumly to the shrapnel raining down like a thunder-shower upon the trees in the park-those quiet trees which on the night of my return from Malta had made death and horror seem so unbelievably remote.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 365Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering experience hospital trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For meat, milk, jam and fish we were dependent upon tinned and dried fruit from England, as fresh fish was unobtainable, goat's milk unsafe, and the water undrinkable until it had been chlorinated.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 311Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

British authorities and their red tape are distinctly depressing. Strange that they should plead for volunteers and then make it as unpleasant as possible for you when you have volunteered.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 169Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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