Do Not Judge

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
April 4, 2002

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once 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 the sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d 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 and 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 advice 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.”

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21 comments
  1. ramblingsofabipolarwoman said:

    This one always makes me cry.

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  2. I like this hypothetical. The amount of entitlement people feel these days is truly alarming.

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  3. Steadfast service in the face of one’s own adversity, that’s really admirable and commendable!

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  4. thank you for sharing. May we all take the time to care for others beyond our finite minds and our own immediate circumstances.

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  5. Reblogged this on Christian Warrior and commented:
    Seving others even when in pain yourself, what can I saw but God help me be able to do the same

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  6. What’s the old Indian saying, “Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins”? Good advice. This a perfect example. Too soon angry, too late sorry.

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  7. Beautiful story – which I deeply loved.
    I do not want to make light of the beauty of the story, but, I simply must comment on the Dilbert toon – I worked there! But only lasted 18 months before I realized the requirements list was a full-time, never ending job and left to work somewhere I felt productive! LOL

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  8. Jeff said:

    There’s always something that we don’t know about . . .

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  9. Adeolu said:

    The ability to put ones problems aside and focus on another’s is just grace- pastors, doctors, intercessors, etc…

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  10. Adeolu said:

    Reblogged this on The Life of Adeolu Owokade and commented:
    It truly takes God’s grace for someone to put aside his/her own problems and focus on another person’s – doctors, pastors, etc.

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  11. This is spot on. We so often judge without understanding why someone is saying or doing the things they are. This is a great reminder for us to be patient and compassionate with people. As the old saying goes, “everyone is fighting an uphill battle”.

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