Richard Challoner School

Why a Doctor Prays

""And give the physician his place, for the Lord created him… There is a time when success lies in the hands of physicians, for they too will pray to the Lord that he should grant them success in diagnosis and in healing, for the sake of preserving life." - Ben Sira, The Book of Sirach

So what of physicians?  Practiced rightly, their work is of central importance, even if only realized by some of us in a time of need.  This is an art of life.  Human life.  Here especially an art bumps up against the astounding richness — and at times the opacity — of concrete reality: the living body of this human person!  How to discern the truth of what is going on here?  How to discern the best course of action?"

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