January 26, 2008

Christian Physician

Our Christian Physician class today was really worth listening to. I really love it and I’ll love it more if we can have it every week…(I am looking forward for our second and unfortunately also the last meeting in the next 2 weeks)
what I appreciated most was…everything actually. It was not a “nice to know huh”—it is actually “ay, oo nga ano!” kind of realization.
Sir Don had cleared to us what it meant to be a physician soon (it is not a joke, this is serious

)—the mission of a Doctor… duty and obligation… values… character…the physician as a healer, an acting priest, a concern citizen, we are never an agent of death, we shouldn’t —we are supposed to prolonged life and see to it our patient is healthy not just physically but as well as spiritually, and emotionally.
"Truth" oftentimes hit us that's why it hurts, Sir Don talked about simple truth today that is common around—those neglected everday actions that can actually bring about great changes in life and will lead us either to somewhere or to nowhere…
Good thing about the revelations of Sir Don was that it is not a hit and run ideas… it hit us (personally I am guilty) but it leaves a mark so we can reflect on it and hoping to correct them in the near future. We are all human; we can’t correct things over night. (oi, defensive)
He differentiated what is moral from legal, defined the law of divine creature and the law made by human… tackled about vocation as a calling, and made us realized that a profession is not just a career for monetary purposes but as an commitment… to become a medical doctor because of our desire of what we are going to be soon in our life and not because of what are going to have. The 3H—the head (intellectual), heart and the hand (we need to reach out). He then talked about marriage and selfishness of love—and I thought it was a pretty familiar subject, all you need is a common sense to resolve the worst part of it, but hearing from him, it is actually not…it was a long love story but the bottom line is that—in everything we do, God needs to be there. There is no private matter with God. We can never run away from him—we should not.
  I should have recorded everything he said; the topic was serious enough for us to understand our pending responsibility in the humanity. And I personally made some reflections out of it and made lots of realization.
That's it, in that short lecture (7hrs)... I learned a lot...and I'm learning still...
Seriously aside,  the class was funny somehow… well, that made it more interesting kasi di ako inantok. I don't want to miss a single point in his lecture. That’s new anyway, I listened very well and the class ended without me checking the time. Wala talagang count down na nangyari, ang saya...

If only all doctors give lecture like him, I’ll learn a lot…(kidding) I know, as he said, the topic was not as demanding compared to Physiology, anatomy, biochemistry and blahblahblah where you need extra effort (four folds perhaps) to understand them better. But the topic has a lifetime effect on us, and accordingly, we’ll appreciate the subject truly later in our life. The class Christian Physician is like talking and chatting to a friend… or feeling close lang talaga kami kaya we all feel comfortable sitting there, listen and laughing out loud with his nabenta-ng-jokes… hehehe some were new to me, and even if not… I still found them funny!

my girls and I after the lecture
:)

Originally posted at: cristymay.multiply.com

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