A mural painting for Madonna Rehabilitation Center. Lincoln, NE.
Hope. Charity. Faith.
Donated by the Cara and Daniel Whitney Family.
There is a strong possibility that if you are viewing this painting you have come to Madonna Rehabilitation Center seeking help, either for yourself or a loved one. It is following tragic events, at life’s most trying times, that our faith is tested; an immediate response of a logical human mind is to wonder why it has been us that has been chosen to endure hardship, or worse yet, to question whether or not we’ve been forgotten. When touring the Madonna Rehabilitation Center I was assured that not a single one of us has been forgotten.
Hope, Charity, and Faith are characteristics that are uniquely human, and these gifts bestowed upon us by our creator. These are the traits that enable us to realize our own miracles here on Earth when we are the individuals who have been chosen to face adversity. It was immediately apparent to me while visiting the staff and patients here at Madonna that these were the gifts that were granting them their successes; the contagion of positivity and courageousness that flows through these halls allows this community of people to work together to create miracles.
Trauma and sacrifice of the physical self is a great burden that may be forever felt. Why we can never be sure why we’ve been chosen to make this sacrifice, it may be this loss that has allowed us to receive and fulfill a part of our spiritual selves. As you tackle whatever the obstacle may be that has been set before you, remember that you have not been forgotten, but chosen to be an inspiration to your community and to be evidence of these greatest gifts to humanity- hope, charity, and faith.