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    I'm having a problem with a Nun...

    Okay, first off, I apologize for not being on the forums in years...my life carried me where I am today, I am happy, but I'm having a problem and I had an urge to bring myself to this community again for the first time in a long time. I took it as a sign because I do not know where else to turn.
    Where to start? I'm a care aid aka personal support worker aka nursing assistant, I have a client (a retired priest) who is ill and receiving home care from my company and I was selected as the lady to care for him. He's not the problem, the problem is a Nun who has been at his side for 50+ years. Though their friendship is strong and I do appreciate having her around to make the care for this man more compassionate and personalized, she does not show any compassion for me, or respect for that matter. I have tried to be polite, professional and kind to her every day. I've been in the home for two weeks now and I nearly walked out in tears today with the way she treats me. We have other care aids who assist in care for this man, they relieve me of my shift and I am them. When my co workers arrive the Nun is always so pleasant to them, greets them, offers them tea, asks them how they are and always says thank you to them on their way out for the day. She is shrill to me, cold, rude and wants nothing to do with me. To my knowledge I've done nothing to offend her and my relationship with the client is wonderful so I'm unsure where this hatred has come from. I have no issues in my care for my client and do as good of a job as my coworkers. I've been speaking to my younger sister about all this and she was concerned there may be some form of a spiritual warfare going on. This woman does not know I am christian but insists I leave the room when she does any form of prayer with the priest. I've prayed and asked God for help and I'm at my wits end. The company whom I work for has great faith in me to do my job well and was confident that this priest and nun would enjoy my works in the home. I don't want to let my company down, though this woman has been cold to me I continue to try and be polite. I feel like throwing my arms in the air some days and asking what she wants from me, but, I am at work and must maintain professionalism. I'm at a wall and I'm unsure how to get through it.
    "Love is Patient, Love is kind." 1 Corinthians 13:4:love:

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    I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
    With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
    Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
    One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    Ephesians 4:1-6

    Greetings @becki

    Although your situation is difficult and hurtful to you....don't give up
    Commit these feelings to the Lord and continue giving your tender professional service to the elderly priest.
    And may the Lord bless you richly for doing so


    When hurt feelings and emotions arise....turn them into prayers for this nun
    She is lost and in need of a Saviour (as probably is the priest too)
    Ask the Lord to give you compassion for her lost soul

    Keep shining for Jesus sister....

    Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
    That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
    Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain

    Philippians 2:14-16
    I live yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
    Galatians 2:20

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    God is able to help when we cannot even understand what is happening. We may not have a clue, but God always knows what the problem is and how to fix it. I praying especially that God give you what you need to handle the situation in the best way possible. If you must continue to bear a load, Jesus will give you relief:

    "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matt 11:28-30

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    I'd like to thank those who have been praying for this weird situation and I'd also like to announce a praise report about this woman I had issues with. After prayer and patience this woman has transformed to a more professional individual to work with and I'm now able to communicate with her with no upsets to continue doing my job. Thank God for all he has done for me in this situation and all the prayer from fellow talk Jesus users. :) <3

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    That's wonderful to hear @becki

    Praise the Lord for answered prayers

    Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise Him, O ye servants of the LORD.
    Psalm 135:1
    I live yet not I, but Christ liveth in me
    Galatians 2:20

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    I so thank the Lord for you being a light of Jesus in this circumstance. We can become so dry that we don't even see ourselves. And it was so wonderful for the Lord to use you for this woman to see your love and patience even in the midst of a abusive though short relationship. Blessed are those counted worthy to suffer for being Christians. And that is what you were doing. Glad it took a turn and I thank the Lord. Love sent.

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