Would Jesus be employable - page 14

Lets say Jesus Christ was on earth today ,he went to school and became a nurse,and had the same attitude towards life that he ,apparently had 2000 years ago. Would he be employable? Or would he make... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from jlsRN
    I think the 'conditions' in our hospitals aren't really anything stupendously horrendous. Our medical system may be weird and unfair, but nevertheless we generally do provide fairly decent care and don't leave people bleeding the street. Even homeless people get cared for if they show up at our doors. We aren't total barbarians...
    i 'think' mercy was referring to the horrific working conditions for the nsg profession.

    and i agree with you mercy: i see Jesus in public health.

    leslie
  2. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from jlsRN
    I think the 'conditions' in our hospitals aren't really anything stupendously horrendous. Our medical system may be weird and unfair, but nevertheless we generally do provide fairly decent care and don't leave people bleeding the street. Even homeless people get cared for if they show up at our doors. We aren't total barbarians...
    Stupendously horrendous? Barbarians? Why did you choose to quote my response when making such comments? Surely you're not attributing them to me??? I said or meant nothing of the sort. My point was that Jesus wouldn't choose to work in a hospital in this part of the world anyway.
  3. by   pagandeva2000
    I think He would have done the same thing that He did when He cast out the money changers from the temple; called them theives and cleared out the house. I suspect He would be working a great deal of overtime to heal the sick and be underappreciated by management and other competitive, but less compassionate nurses.
  4. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Stupendously horrendous? Barbarians? Why did you choose to quote my response when making such comments? Surely you're not attributing them to me??? I said or meant nothing of the sort. My point was that Jesus wouldn't choose to work in a hospital in this part of the world anyway.
    No, I didn't mean to put words in your mouth, sorry you took it that way. I was speaking generally. We all complain and act like the deficits in our system, medical or otherwise, are intolerable or unique. My point is that we are actually doing a fairly good job in the United States. We ARE a compassionate people who try to do right. We DO care for the poor and the powerless, in fact better than many places. We function pretty well as a society. Our justice system, although imperfect, is grounded in noble principles, and does a fairly decent job. Our medical system has plenty of people who practise Christianity in action. I think my workplace does a very good job, I don't see why Jesus would shun us in particular.
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from jlsRN
    No, I didn't mean to put words in your mouth, sorry you took it that way. I was speaking generally. We all complain and act like the deficits in our system, medical or otherwise, are intolerable or unique. My point is that we are actually doing a fairly good job in the United States. We ARE a compassionate people who try to do right. We DO care for the poor and the powerless, in fact better than many places. We function pretty well as a society. Our justice system, although imperfect, is grounded in noble principles, and does a fairly decent job. Our medical system has plenty of people who practise Christianity in action. I think my workplace does a very good job, I don't see why Jesus would shun us in particular.
    I took it that way because you said it while quoting my post. I have no idea what our justice system has to do with anything, but okay. I don't believe Jesus would shun us, but I do think he'd probably identify places where the need is more desperate than it is here and choose to apply his skills there.
  6. by   okihusker
    Quote from opalmRN
    Rustyhammer,

    Just to keep the record straight, his hands are healed.

    C
    I think those wounds would had have had MRSA.
  7. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I took it that way because you said it while quoting my post. I have no idea what our justice system has to do with anything, but okay. I don't believe Jesus would shun us, but I do think he'd probably identify places where the need is more desperate than it is here and choose to apply his skills there.
    I actually didn't quote your post if you look back. I merely put the word 'conditions' in paraphrase quotes. I wasn't refering specifically to your post alone. Anyways, sorry you took it personally...
  8. by   FireStarterRN
    As far as Jesus applying his skills where they were needed most, he didn't just minister to the poor, he actually came for the entire human race. He brought Lazarus back to life, who was his friend whom he had wept for, so he just didn't heal people who were pitiful lepers with no health insurence.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from jlsRN
    As far as Jesus applying his skills where they were needed most, he didn't just minister to the poor, he actually came for the entire human race. He brought Lazarus back to life, who was his friend whom he had wept for, so he just didn't heal people who were pitiful lepers with no health insurence.
    i DON'T know about Jesus' background so i ask:

    wouldn't/didn't He go where there was greatest need?

    leslie
  10. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from earle58
    i DON'T know about Jesus' background so i ask:

    wouldn't/didn't He go where there was greatest need?

    leslie
    In my opinion, yes, he would have.
  11. by   sirjimalot
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I think He would have done the same thing that He did when He cast out the money changers from the temple; called them theives and cleared out the house. I suspect He would be working a great deal of overtime to heal the sick and be underappreciated by management and other competitive, but less compassionate nurses.
    Jesus didnt give a hoot what society thought of him.. He knew who He was and knew he was doing the work his father sent him to do...

    Im inclined to agree with you on the last part of your post lol
    not that being underapreciated would ever get in Jesus's way lol.
  12. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from sirjimalot
    Jesus didnt give a hoot what society thought of him.. He knew who He was and knew he was doing the work his father sent him to do...

    Im inclined to agree with you on the last part of your post lol
    not that being underapreciated would ever get in Jesus's way lol.
    I can see Him going to the Managed Care offices and throwing things all over the place...the office would have been a mess... and then going to heal the sick. No, He certainly didn't care what people thought of Him. Or I can see a free clinic and hospital opening...:spin:
  13. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from earle58
    i DON'T know about Jesus' background so i ask:

    wouldn't/didn't He go where there was greatest need?

    leslie
    Good thought...and there are years that were not accounted for...He may have gone to serve in many places and not received credit because that was not what He looked for.

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