Yesterday I was at an assisted living facility for a prayer service through the St. Panteleimon ministry. At the conclusion of the service a resident walked into the chapel, went over to the icon of Christ and said "Thank you, Jesus, for helping me and letting me wake up this morning." Then he turned to the icon of the Mother of God and said, "Thank you, Mary, for bringing Jesus into the world." His simple act should serve as a reminder for all of us.
If you would like to get involved with the St. Panteleimon ministry in any way please let me know. The residents would love to see you, and you never know what they will teach you spiritually.