embracing the leper …

… a profile of Daniel Sulmasy… a Franciscan brother who is also a … physician, philosopher & member of the Obama administration’s bioethics council.

“There is no heroic physician who inspires my medicine. It is more about St. Francis embracing the leper. That is the sort of way in which I’m inspired to be a physician.”

” The Poet T.S. Eliot said, “We had the experience and missed the meaning.” I think it is very true for physicians. We have incredibly deep encounters with Christ in the work we do on a daily basis. All of us do. Too few have the chance or give ourselves theĀ  opportunity to reflect on that.”

His books include The Healer’s Calling, The Rebirth of the Clinic, A Balm for Gilead.