A photo of an ER doctor that went viral a while back showing him crouched down against a concrete wall grieving the loss of his 19-year-old patient. "Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that… Continue reading I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
In the silence, the following words came to my mind: “I’m not asking you to live like this for the rest of your life. I’m just asking you to live like this today.” It felt like God was speaking to me. Immediately, an unmistakable sense of peace settled over me. My situation was unchanged, but… Continue reading A Day at a Time
"Work is not significant only when it utilizes my full capacity or full capabilities. Work is not significant only when it offers unusual challenge or special opportunity. Work is not significant only when it is measurable in dollars and cents or praise and compliments. Work has intrinsic significance because it gives me the opportunity to… Continue reading On Work
Chapter 1 The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering... but in the development of the soul. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn We cannot find happiness or joy apart from a life of obedience to the teachings of Jesus. God is not being stingy and withholding joy apart from… Continue reading The Good and Beautiful Life
“It is the Hour of Consciousness. The subtle moment of contemplation. That infinitesimal instant between reaching the zenith of the hill and finding the Rock back to the nadir. Again, the question of why one must love the things that are hard to love.
And in that very hour, despite the split second temptation of rejecting the absurd, one faces the path back to the foot of the mountain, accepting that tomorrow is the same.”
“There is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor,”
the gods that condemned Sisyphus believed with good reason.
And yet, my only sin is that of all the dreams this heart can possibly dream of, becoming a doctor makes me happiest.
At this point, it is not a question anymore of whether or not we love what we do. The Question has evolved into a query of why one must love the things that are hard to love. Why must one unceasingly push a Rock that is destined to roll down the hill again?
The tale of a medical student, told and retold endlessly, a narrative not unlike the tragedy of Sisyphus: an image of a body straining to get out of bed, eyes that are bloodshot, ears that have not heard the voices of loved ones for a long time, stomachs that are empty until time…
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Pray that your future spouse, or your present spouse, be a radical, risk-taking, go-anywhere-for-Jesus world Christian. Find a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, Bible-structured, Bible-obedient church. Join it, serve it, discover your gifts, and be accountable to the community as you follow God’s call. Whether you attend seminary or not, become as Bible-saturated as you can, putting yourself… Continue reading Lessons from John Piper
Humility in every area of life, in every relationship with other people, begins with a right concept of God as the One who is infinite and eternal in His majesty and holiness. We are to humble ourselves under God's mighty hand, approaching every relationship and every circumstance in reference to Him. When relationships with people… Continue reading Humility Before God