Extract from our Weekly Bulletin
July 05, 2015
It was a busy morning, when an older gentleman, roughly 80 years old, arrived at the hospital at 8:30am so that he could get stitches removed from his thumb. The gentleman said that he was in a rush and that he had an appointment at 9:00am.
I checked his vital signs and asked him to take a seat, knowing that he would perhaps have to wait more than an hour before anyone could take care of him. I saw him looking at his watch and since I wasn’t occupied with another patient, I decided to examine his wound. While examining his wound I noticed that it was cured so I asked one of the doctors for some tools to remove the stitches and mend his wound.
While I started working on his wound I asked if he had an appointment with another doctor that morning, since I saw he was in such a rush.
The gentleman said no and that he just needed to go to the geriatric clinic to have breakfast with his wife. I asked him about her health. He told me that she had been there for a long time and that she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I asked if she would get upset if he arrived a little late. He told me that it had been a long time since she knew who he was and that it had been five years already that she couldn’t even recognise him.
His answer surprised me and then I asked him “And you continue going every morning, even though she does not know who you are?” He smiled, caressed my hand and said to me;
“She doesn’t know who I am, but I still know who she is.” The hairs on my skin stood up and I had to hold back my tears until he left. I thought to myself ‘That’s the type of love I want in my life.’
True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is the acceptance of everything you are, have been, will be and won’t be.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just do the best they can.
Imagine that if we are able to love human beings like this, how greater is the love of God towards us. Think and meditate on it slowly, He gave HIS SON, HIS ONLY SON to die for a handful of sinners that only deserved to go to hell. However it pleased Him to have compassion for us while we were dead in our crimes and our sins.
He loved us with an unconditional love and the Lord said the same thing that the older gentleman said; “They don’t know who I am but I know who they are.”
Thank you Lord Jesus for your immense love.
Let’s truely surrender ourselves to Him!
God Bless You,
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian