When the right person is providing spiritual care, it might not matter which robes he or she is wearing. The right chaplain in the right circumstance is invaluable. Speaking with Venerable Guan Zhen was a reminder of the importance of a chaplain who is comfortable with death. In a world where we all have different comfort levels with death and grief, we need compassion. To offer to the dying, to those who are uncomfortable with death, to family and friends, and to ourselves. Compassion is as essential as water.