When a person is ill and in the hospital, dealing with their spiritual well being goes hand in hand with their physical well being. So says Mary Heintzkill, director of spiritual care at Borgess Medical Center. She spoke Tuesday morning on The Richard Piet Show on WBCK.

Mary also discussed the approach the Spiritual Care Team takes with patients, including those who may not have indicated a religious affiliation.   As well, Chaplains on the team must submit to a long process of education, which she also discussed. Hear the entire interview by clicking the player:

Finally, Mary offered this poem, called Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem, which has been often and widely attributed to Mother Teresa. Perhaps it will make for a nice saying of Grace around the Thanksgiving table:

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.