14 Reasons why Angels would make terrible Mental Health Workers

14 Reasons why Angels would make terrible Mental Health Workers

Tis the season to be jolly, so a few brief thoughts about Angels in this Christmas season.

I was reading the Christmas story the other day and I was struck by how Angels affected the people they came into contact with.

So with a little creativity, here are 14 reasons why Angels should never be considered for work in Mental Health.

1. They just turn up without an appointment. No consideration for what the client might be doing.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26

2. They induce a state of fear in their clients. Every time they meet someone new they have to try and calm them down.

The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary’ Luke 1:30

3. When you ask them a simple question they reply with a long convoluted answer, full of loaded terms.

Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born  will be holy; he will be called Son of God. Luke 1:34, 35

4. They believe in disempowering the client. Surely you should be able to name your immaculate conception yourself. Mary would have wanted to wait and see what gender the baby was. Also, I have a sneaky suspicion she liked the name Rupert, but no, it had to be Jesus.

And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. Luke 1:31

5. They induce a state of absolute dependency and compliance in the client. Good mental workers promote interdependency.

Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Luke 1:38

6. Angels are here one moment gone the next. Where is the continuity of support!

Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38

7. You really need someone of substance. As George Bernard Shaw says ‘In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular’.

8. Those wings would be just one major distraction to having a good conversation, and how would they fit in a little car!

9. They would have major difficulties filling in any forms asking about their gender.

10. When you tell your Psychiatrist you have an Angel as a Support Worker the prescription pad is immediately pulled out.

11. They always seem to be somewhere else when you really need them.

12. Angels don’t believe in placing the needs of the client first. It’s all about God, God, God. That’s all they sing about, all the time!

13. Angels we have heard on high, but do they ever return your phone calls, No!

14. They set high and lofty goals, way beyond anyone’s ability to achieve. Big thinkers!

Ok, so a few of my wacky thoughts.

Have you any reasons why Angels should avoid taking on work in Mental Health?

Post them below and join the conversation.

Barry Pearman

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