Would Jesus be employable

  1. 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 such a fuss when he saw the cost cutting at patients expense and the injustice of the health care system and the discrepancy of care bet/ those with money vs those without,that he would simply not be employable.
    And for those christian nurses out there who try to follow his example in attitude and practice,Im one of them,do you find yourself making compromises between your efforts to follow Jesus' example in your daily life and the need to survive and be employable?
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  3. by   PennyLane
    The same could apply to Buddha, Ghandi, or any other 'enlightened' thinker/philospher. This does not have to be a Christian discussion. Perhaps one could say that such a person would temper their outcries in such a way as to be available to help individual people as a nurse. Or to gain employment in order to effect change from within. To become a nurse in order to become a spokesperson for all nurses.
  4. by   Q.
    This is an interesting question.

    I am Catholic, and I don't know many details about Jesus's life other than he loved to teach and promoted kindness.

    I don't think Jesus would make a fuss over the cost cutting issues simply because, he had even less when he was alive caring for people.
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    First he would have to heal up those nasty wounds in his hands.
  6. by   opalmRN

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

  7. by   opalmRN
    First of all my heart goes out to you. I know where you are coming from.

    nextly, perhaps it is time for you to rethink your current employment. Maybe this is a time for change. Perhaps your heart is yelling loud enough for your feet to take you to another place where you feel you are making a difference for those less fortunate.

    If nothing else, I see this a a big stressor for you and you and I both know where that will get you.

    Take this opportunity to evaluate what you have to offer vs how well it is being utilized.

    I will be thinking of you as you weather this rough storm,
  8. by   Vsummer1
    He was a carpenter. Why would he become a nurse when he already had a profession?
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    I think he would have stayed with his original occupation as a carpenter. Think about it:

    - He could work his own hours
    - His business would come by word of mouth
    - He has the ability to reach people of all walks of life

    I really do not believe he would work as a nurse under the conditions we are expected to work in now. Our hands are tied from providing the type of care patients really need due to time constraints, staff constraints, and legality issues. Patient care is cost-based. It is not client-based no matter who wants to believe that.

    There are no such things as non-profit LTC's or hospitals. Even if they say they are non-profit, what guides their staffing? What guides the pay?

    Jesus could be that subcontractor the Facilities director hired because they cannot retain maintenance staff due to cost costs. Jesus comes in a patient's room to fix the cabinet door or the TV stand in their room, and just with a smile and gentle kind words, gives them the solace they need.

    So, ohbet, in your own way, you can be that to your patients without feeling the need to compromise. You can strive to be Christ-like, but you can't be Christ. See the difference?
  10. by   Q.
    Ahhhh...good point Val. Good memory you have. I forgot about that little detail.

    WAIT! Wasn't Joseph the carpenter? Did Jesus actually work as one too? Hmmmm..
  11. by   Gomer
    He wouldn't pass the dress code. Hair too long, beard, open-toed shoes, and garment is too long.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    He was a FISHER of all men, the Bible said.....I say He...would do GREAT here in the PAC NORTHWEST!!!
  13. by   Vsummer1
    Maybe Joseph and Jesus met on the job?

    Unless you are referring to pops (uhh, not the biological dad but the stepdad err, sort of) being a carpenter in which case the kid was just following in the parent's footsteps (not to be confused with the footsteps in the sand saying) and became a carpenter also... maybe he inherited businesses from both his father's? The religion from the one, and the carpenter gig from the other...
  14. by   ohbet
    So far very thoughtful,interesting and funny replies,God I love this site.
    Mel D,your right ,the question could apply to any of the other leaders of the major world religions,Im just familiar with christianity so I used jesus.
    And every one else so far thank you for your thoughts about the matter,its food for thought,hope there is more food coming