Take a moment to read through this story, It will really make you think. Even if you have read this before, it’s always worth reading again.
A doctor entered the hospital in a hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery on a child. He had answered the call as quickly as he possible could, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block.
He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.
On seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why have you taken all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled & said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call, now please calm down so that I can do my work and not delay treatment to your son for any longer”
“Calm down?!, replied the father “What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son was dying now what would you do??”
The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”
“Giving advice when we’re not involved is so easy” Murmured the father under his breath.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor came out happy, “Thank goodness, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running and said to the father. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse!!”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died last week in a road accident, he was at the funeral when we called him for your son’s surgery. Now that he saved your son’s life, he has left running to finish grieving for his own son.”
The father, in complete shock from her words,
silently & thankfully, walked to his son.