The Drawback of Preventive Medicine

One may never know if Aspirin Therapy kept heart disease away if prescribed as preventive prior to any heart episode. And, . . . 

A person may never know if they avoided a sharp metal object if the cook found it first.

Today I found this nugget of goodness from Nouwen’s, The Genesee Diary.

Theodore found a little piece of metal between the thousands of raisins he pushed through the raisin washing machine. He showed it to me. It looked as sharp as a razor blade. Well, someone eating his raisin bread is saved from a bleeding stomach, thanks to Theodore, who will never hear a grateful word for it. That is the drawback of preventive medicine. (p.75)

Maybe today you would stop and be thankful for what you avoided thanks to a conscientious cook or other worker about whose actions kept you from harm.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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