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Janet Lutz worked 30 years as a hospital chaplain.
Before retiring she came to StoryCorps with a friend, Lori Armstrong to talk about ministering to hospital staff.
NPR's Morning Edition 12.19.08
JL: One of the things we do is, we go around and bless the hands of all the people who work in the hospital. I go around and find the people in the basement and the people who are cleaning the toilets and people who are serving the food. And, when I go around finding people, wherever they are, they're often startled and then really touched by it, as am I. And, in the basement of the hospital, in a windowless room, they pack the surgical instruments before surgery. Each surgery has a list of all the instruments they need. And at the top of the list is the patient's name, and the technician is given this list and it's up to her, or to him, to pack these instruments and take them up to the OR for the particular surgery. One of the women told me that as she packed these instruments, and she knew the patient's name, she would pray for that patient. And that she had been doing that for forty y...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Time now for StoryCorps.
This project is recording everyday Americans talking about their lives.
This week, we'll hear from Janet Lutz [LOO-tz].
Janet worked 30 years as a hospital chaplain.
Before retiring ...
... she came to StoryCorps with a friend, Lori Armstrong ...
... to talk about ministering to hospital staff.
Janet Lutz [LOO-tz] with Lori Armstrong at StoryCorps in Atlanta, Georgia.
Their conversation is included in the StoryCorps BOOK -- "Listening Is
An Act Of Love" -- that's now out in paperback.
LISTEN to more of these conversations -- at NPR-dot-ORG.