Aside from the spiritual renewal and the usual festivities that Christmas
brings, the season always portends the end of the year. Commonly, we are
amazed that another year has gone by so rapidly that just when we've gotten
the hang of writing 2011, we'll soon have to shift to 2012.
Between class, family, and group parties, let's take time to introspect.
What have we done this year that distinguishes it from the past year? How
will we make next year a better year? Can you list your accomplishments in
2011 and concretely say that you have become a better person to your family,
friends, colleagues, and patients? To put it in the Christian perspective,
have we proven to God that it was worth the trouble of sending his Son to us
more than 2,000 years ago? Were we, are we, will we be worth saving?
I exhort all members to strive to continue improving personally,
professionally, and spiritually. We can be better doctors, better Filipinos,
better humans. Let us deserve our epithets.
Carlos G. Naval, MD