Kansas hospital workers: Hope, purpose shadowed by COVID-19


December 27, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Steve Morgan spent part of Christmas morning as the chaplain on duty in a Wichita hospital comforting the family of a patient who died and said he knows from personal experience how a death on a holiday means "you'll always remember that."

But Morgan, an ordained United Methodist minister for more than 25 years, also reflected on what he sees as hospital workers' sense of purpose on the Christian celebration of Jesus' birth. He called it a day "about faith and unity and family."

"Because we have received love, and grace and mercy, we can give it away," he said.

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