I bet you’re gonna go home and think about this… no seriously, I believe in the young doctors of this world. There’s no one who’s told them you can’t fix that yet. Young doctors are the ones who go on to become old doctors who fix things.
Don’t confuse complacency with consistency and don’t confuse faithfulness with fruitfulness. No matter how you view your gifts–[God’s] given them to you.
–my local pastor
Let your character define your medicine, not the other way around. You’ll become a robot if all you attend to is the journals and learning every new fact and staying late and missing soccer. That’s the challenge and that’s the art.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
I have had prayers answered–most strangely so sometimes–but I think our heavenly Father’s loving kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.
I’ll not willingly offend,
Nor be easily offended;
What’s amiss I’ll strive to mend,
And endure what can’t be mended.
–Isaac Watts, “Good Resolutions”
Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.