Friday, April 20, 2012

Do you judge others?

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery for a boy. He changed his clothes & rushed directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father pacing in the hall anxiously waiting for the doctor to arrive. On seeing the Doctor the Dad yelled, "Why did you take so long to come? Don't you know that my son's life is in danger? Don't you have any sense of responsibility?"

The doctor calmingly responded, "I am sorry, I wasn't in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call...... And now, I wish you'd calm down so that we can focus on the task in hand"

"Calm down?! What if your son was in the operation room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now.. what will you do?" said the father angrily.

The doctor with a pleasant smile replied, "I will say what Holy Book says, "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 advises when we're not concerned is so easy", Murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor came out happy, "Thank God !, 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 who was with the doctor in the operation theatre 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."
Father stood spellbound trying to reflect back on the very positive attitude and sense of service of the Doctor; he felt apologetic of his behavior; sometimes we just wish we were slightly more reasonable, calm and understanding.

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