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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Medical Assistant

Translation: Boo-boo Healer

We ache for our children don’t we?

When they fall and skin their knee, what is a child’s first reaction? Look to mom. Find mom. She will make it better. And we try with all our might. It is the first teaching of unconditional love.

It is hugely important for our children to know unconditional love. Each child experiences Divine love through the conduit of their parents’ first love. In fact, that is how a child learns to love. The measure in which they learn love and learn to love will be the measure by which they will be able to love as adults.

So in some respects, the job of Medical Assistant is more than just affixing a band-aid to a skinned knee. It is the ability to translate an unfathomable and incomprehensible value. If a mother can help heal a physical hurt and love beyond measure, then perhaps it is possible that One greater, Jesus, can heal the unseen wounds in our heart.

In other words, we teach hope. We teach faith. We teach compassion. We teach forgiveness. Is anything else more important?

Our children will grow. They will fall, they will hurt. And every time they do, all, we want to sweep them up into our arms and whisk them away from the big bad world. In our hearts we know such an endeavor is an illusion, but we try anyway.

Consider the following this weekend. Read one of the gospels and focus on the Passion of Jesus. Think of his mother and his Father.

Imagine Mary’s pain as she sees her son suffer. She stood at the cross helpless to do anything. She was human. She could not console. No band-aids would heal the wounds. But she could provide her presence.

Imagine the Father’s pain. He sent his Son on this mission. How painful was it to hear the words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” How difficult was it to not want to reach out and save His Son?

And yet, without that ultimate sacrifice of the Son of God, we would not know the joy of everlasting life.

Lead your child to that hope, that faith, that compassion. Bring the promise of love, even when it hurts. The benefits are eternal.

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