A story is told of a compassionate man who had a care and interest in a widow and her son. The son’s life had ended but as a result of the man visiting the family the son was able to regain his life and continue to be a loving support to his mother.
Think for a moment about the role and value of receiving a visit from someone! A Doctor calls to the house and brings a measure of instruction and healing. A Police constable knocks at the door having to share some good or bad news with a resulting consequence. A Financial adviser calls to discuss how best to use any monies that require investing or how to move away from a position of debt. We all appreciate the delivery of a pint of milk and personal letters delivered to our homes. What a delight to have our family and friends call on an arranged or surprise visit. However, a visit may result in various mixed emotions such as joy, security, happiness, to despair, sadness and confusion.
Think for a moment about the role of a Loss Adjuster. They represent an Insurance company to settle a claim for some loss that has occurred in the home, car or personally and then set up a process of ‘reinstatement.’ At this point I hope that you have renewed your insurance policy, paid the premiums and best of all have got a new for old product?
So when we incur a loss, we look for a settlement and a replaced gain! A Counsellor and Coach can help the process of personal ‘Loss Adjustment’ as well as being ‘Gain Enablers’ as we share our feelings, thoughts and put into place a course of ‘reinstatement.’
The compassionate man I referred to earlier was involved in another family situation where two sisters had lost their brother. The man visited the home and was reduced to tears at the loss of the brother but went on to enable him to regain his life! Making and receiving visits can be a risky business if we do not know the person or persons concerned. However, once rapport and understanding is established it lays a foundation for tasks to be completed, friendships to be formed and life aspirations to be regained and fulfilled. The effect of a ‘good visit’ whatever that may be for each one of us can produce a lasting effect in many ways.
Today you might be facing certain losses. It is important to Recognise them. Adjust to their outcomes. Accept the consequences. Look to find a Gain and Renewal that will take us forward in life. Jesus was the compassionate man as read in Luke 7 and John 11 in the New Testament. As well as our Counsellors and Coaches to be our ‘Loss adjusters and Gain enablers,’ may we look to Jesus and others who can inspire our lives in faith and practical ways?
From a willing ‘loss adjuster and gain enabler.’