Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  tjcloete@absamail.co.za

 

Do you judge?

 

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, 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 did you take 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 and said: I'm sorry, I wasn't in the hospital& I came as fast as I could after receiving the call. And now, I wish you could calm down so that I can do my work.
"Calm down? What if your son was in this room right now? Would you calm
down? If your own son dies now what will you do?" said the father angrily.
The doctor smiled again and 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 and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God's grace"
"Giving advises when we're not concerned is so easy "murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours, after which the doctor went out happy,
"Thank goodness!, your son is saved" And without waiting for the father's reply he carried on his way running. "If you have any question, 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 yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son's surgery. And now that he saved your son's life, he left running to finish his son's burial"

Moral of the story: Never judge anyone because you never know how their life is and what they are going through.

 

Rom 14:10  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Rom 14:13  Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

 

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