The reason why I write this article is the news I have read on www.jurnal.md that the deputy, Vitalia Pavlicenco chose to look after a lady-dog, Pusha. The article says:
“Pusha suffered from mammary hernie and I brought her immediately to a veterinary clinic from Botanica, where she was operated. Then she passed well the post-operatory period, but the illness can recur”, says Vitalia Pavlicenco, specifying that the surgeon cost 1500 lei, and the post-operatory services were free, only the medicines were bought by Antonita Fonar and Vitalia Pavlicenco. Mrs. Pavlicenco, known for her weakness for animals and sensibility while treating them, came to love Pusha and visits her regularly in the yard of a school, where Pusha found a shelter. “Pusha is obedient, lays down and shows how the wound cicatrizes, it is clear that she is an abandoned dog.”, the deputy adds.
Reading this news, I remembered a recent case, when I went to visit my nephew in a hospital for children. When I entered, I saw a girl sitting on a chair and crying near the nurse. I entered the office of the doctor and they brought that girl there, but she continued to cry. I approached her and I asked her why she was crying and I tried to talk to her that she might stop crying. But she did not say a word. The doctor told me that she was from a difficult family and she was going to be sent to an orphanage. The girl is 7 years old and weighs only 15 kg because of malnutrition. They brought her to the hospital because she was vomitting blood and they were investigating her at that moment. She seemed very frightened and did’t not answer to any question, but was crying continually.
I took her on my arms and I tried to keep her close to me and to talk to her, because I understood that this girl has never known what affection meant. She stopped crying, but she didn’t say any word. Someone called me at that moment and I wanted to move her on a chair to take my cellphone from the pocket. Then she began to cry again and I understood that she was crying because I didn’t hold her in my arms. I took her on my arms again and so I continued to talk to her. When I had to leave, the girl clenched my hand and was crying. I left her with my heart wounding and I tried to do all I can to fulfill the needs of that girl while she was in the hospital.
How different would our world be if we saw people’s sufferings and didn’t pass by indifferently. Let us not forget that man was made in God’s own image and this image is in every man, no matter what is his position, age or any other thing.
God sets much store on people. Here is how great this price is:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (The Gospel of John 3:16)(NASB)
How much store do you set on people? What do you do when you pass by those who suffer?
Translated by Felicia Djugostran