Call the Midwife

Last year Ann and I began watching the first season of this beautiful TV show. It comes on Sunday evenings (before Downton Abbey) here in KC and I could not recommend it more. It is about the lives of a group of energetic and caring young nurses/midwives living with an order of Anglican Nuns in East London in the late 1950s.

Even more, it is a story of faith filled people caring for "The Least of These" in the midst of poverty and despair. It is based on the book "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Raines and recounts her memories of what it was like serving the poor as a Midwife. I love how it presents such a realistic and magnificent picture of faith-filled people.

Each week I find myself being moved deeply as I watch these beautiful women (older nuns and younger nurses) bring compassion to young women who are expecting babies. The show does not present us with an image of perfection but one where God uses flawed people to bring hope to those who need it most.


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