THE sick and infirm are generally considered a burden to our society.
Yet it is through their suffering that they can be an example to others, particularly when it comes to faith.
As Cardinal Edward Clancy pointed out at the World Day of the Sick celebrations in Sydney last Sunday, “suffering is sanctified in faith”.
At the same time, society owes a great debt to those who care for the sick.
Their sacrifice and compassion should be commended, considering they often receive little reward for their work.
Their efforts will surely be rewarded in heaven.