Tuesday, April 21, 2015
lost heart beats
As internal medicine physicians we have many drugs at our disposal-- medicines to treat, diagnose, and prevent countless diseases. But amid all the emotional suffering and physical pain, the spirit of a man can only endure so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it. If only there was a drug that could heal a broken spirit...perhaps the most effective medicine we have is what some call "Love unconditional." I lost a young patient this week...
There are things in life that once they've been lost, you can't recover-- each lost heartbeat after minutes of CPR... the trust after its lost.
Still, I wonder what is redemption and its relationship to Love-- the kind which JC talks about in the gospels-- where does it come from and how does it work?