'If the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit are all committed to care for the people entrusted to us, should we not be committed to their care as well?'Although the patients on my list are not exactly my 'flock', as a follower of Christ myself, and believing that God has placed his image in all men and women, I do have a similar responsibility.
Stott goes on,
'When I see 'difficult' people queuing up to speak to me after my sermon, I speak to them before that reach me, in my mind
"What a precious person you are. How valuable you are to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a privilege for me to be involved in your care."
I find this extememly effective. it changes my attitude towards them immediately...I recommend it to you.'And so to tomorrow's busy surgery....