God Bless Military Chaplains

Training for Eternity

By the time I got back to our compound it was all over the news. It seemed like the thing had just happened when in reality I had been neck deep in it for several hours. And there it was on TV. Frankly, it’s kind of a blur…

As a doc I’d be really busy, and detached in that ‘this is my job, this is what I have trained to do’ way. I wonder if that’s how chaplains see it. Somehow, I doubt it. They are forced to deal with the emotion personally, without the barrier of science, clinical detachment, etc. I think that would be worse.


  1. I have a friends whose son-in-law is an army chaplain over there.

    God bless them, indeed.