Monday, September 10, 2007


i have a 91-yr-old patient whose name is See Ark. seriously.

he came for surgery last month which was complicated by 2 episodes of chest infection, & is currently nursed in ICU.

initially, i thought the name was a tad unusual, but it brought on a whole new meaning after i watched Evan Almighty. in the movie, God revealed that the Ark, the boat that evan was instructed to build, is also an acronym for Act of Random Kindness.

so, is God speaking to me through this patient? am i about to experience an epiphany; a life-changing moment like how Moses (burning bush) & Paul (blinding light) received their baptism of fire?

maybe, maybe not. however, as i examine See Ark daily, i sense that he is slowly slipping away, as a result of his illness. so, what can i do to fulfill the objective of ARK, that which will make the world a better place??

free samples of a medication that made SA comfortable during his stay in ICU were sourced without difficulty. then, in keeping with the unwritten (& noble??) tradition of the fraternity, part of the professional fees would be waived to help mitigate the rapidly escalating hospital bill. my version of Acts of Random Kindness.

"do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act." provs 3:27

IMHO, i'm sure God has spoken to me many times previously, but it's my personal tragedy that i've not been paying attention.


Jonzz said...

I guess we can only do the best that we can with what God has given us, and live and learn from our mistakes.

It's good what you're doing.

Anonymous said...

As I wrote in my post last nite, "don't give up, give more".

You're a good person, Doc.

doc said...


what i did was instinctive more than calculated reasoning. something about his name sort of gave me this gut-feeling that he's different, or that i should deal differently with him.

we'll see what the outcome will be.

doc said...


truly, it is more blessed to give than to receive.

in your case, give more, ok?

nyonyapenang said...

Hi Doc,

You are a very kind man with a generous heart.

doc said...


thks, but shhhh... let's just keep it among the few of us, ok?

**finger on lips**

Alex Tang said...

hi doc,

This is very interesting. Acts of random kindness indeed. Personally I believe your kindness is not random at all.

doc said...

hi alex,

i still wonder if See Ark is part of a bigger scheme of things.

i wait upon His calling.

iml said...

Little did he realised that his name would make an impact.

doc said...

hi iml,

i doubt he has the slightest inkling that a post had been written about him & for him.

thanks for your comment.

just me said...

Responding to God's nudging and being a blessing to others sure gives one the feel-good feeling!

doc said...

just me,

therefore, it's more blessed to give than to receive.