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While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. Matthew 26:6-10
I think that if you mull over your comment for a day or so, you'll realized how foolish it is. Dr. Brantly went to Liberia in Oct. 2013, well before the Ebola epidemic started. Would you have preferred if he and all doctors with children had said to those affected "Hey, you're on your own. We're out of here!"? I doubt we would have admired anyone who chose to save his own skin and leave people in need of medical care. I don't know if you share Dr. Brantly's Christian faith, but "keeping oneself free from danger" has never been a component of Christian service. Besides, the US is not without dangers as well. Do you say anyone with a child should use their God-given brain and not drive a car or run in a marathon in Boston?
Do you think all of that was Dr. Brantley's idea or that he demanded any of it?
Ahh Ann: Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. Rom. 14:4 What that means is that you don't get to say that God wanted Dr. Brantley to serve him at Cedars Sinai Hospital or in Texas or in New York. It also means you don't get to judge another's service to God and especially his suffering as "Christian narcissism". One day you may sit down to reread your columns that were a complete and embarrassing failure. This one will be on the top of the pile.
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