Extending One’s Boundaries

A few months ago, Jeff and I went on our honeymoon, flying to Branson, Missouri, and renting a newer vehicle upon our arrival.  On our first evening out, we ate at a local restaurant.  Upon returning to the car from our meal, I heard a low rumbling.

“Did you leave the car running?” I asked my husband.

“Oh, my gosh!” he exclaimed, realizing what he had done, “Yes, I did.”

With much laughter, we quickly became aware that we were not as familiar with this vehicle as we should have been, discovering that it did not require a key to run it and only required the push of a button to turn off the engine.  Throughout the week, we reminded each other to push the button, slowly adjusting to this difference.

Here at the hospital, we as associates experience learning moments on a daily—and sometimes even an hourly—basis.  It is in these moments we are stretched beyond our perceived limits, stretching our boundaries medically, physically, mentally, psychologically, and spiritually.  We strive desperately not to act with errors but acknowledge that, as humans, we do so.  In response to these errors, Albert Einstein offers the following encouraging statement: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Let us pray:

Lord, give us wisdom as we continue to learn from our mistakes.  Expand our perceived boundaries, so we can become more like You.

In Your name I pray, Amen



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