I have a new job, and it involves visiting people with severe mental illnesses, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality , and Anxiety Disorders. Meeting these people really broke my heart. They appeared lost in their own minds. Trapped in a world that they have fabricated themselves, but don’t know it. Almost like children in adult bodies who have fears and anxieties they cannot control without medication. Some avoided eye contact and remained guarded. Others greeted warmly and shared something about their simple lives. They all presented a desperate need to be comforted and supported. As I entered the homes of these simple but troubled lives, I was reminded of Jesus’s words when he said , “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick.” I have wanted to serve the poor and the needy, and I think that God is giving me this opportunity now. I have been asked if I like my job, and frankly I have to say that it is not about liking it, but about trying to fulfill what Jesus taught us to do, serve the poor. I rather feel joy in knowing that I am serving Jesus by simply visiting and helping these “poor in heart” and “meek” people. I was almost reminded of what Mother Theresa once said “Everyone is Jesus in disguise.” Visiting these mentally ill people, who struggle daily with their fears, anxieties, and thinking disorders, are usually the ones who others despise and avoid. They are considered “crazy”, “odd”, and “dangerous”. Jesus would consider them “the least of these” and also as Himself.