Tonight as the first year medical students of Penn State Hershey College of MedicineÂ prepare for their finalÂ Anatomy and Physiology exam (on Friday), the Christian Medical Society (CMS)/CMDA will host another free exam week dinner.
What inspires upperclass students to bless first years with an every-other-week potluck during the stress of “proving themselves” (and even for some, a “finding” of their identity) during their first class? Eating good food is important for medical students and their graduate student colleagues (who are part of the mix as graduate students and TA’s) for encouragement and growth as a community. Furthermore, if one does not develop the discipline of eating early, one’s body take a hit during the intensity not only of study, but also vocation (in medicine, higher ed . . .). AND wasn’t it great to have upperclass students who blessed you during your first year 🙂
But even more, we must embrace that we are Called to Care,Â to love God with (and offer to God in service) our head, heart, and hands, e.g.,Â Loving God in the Flesh in the Real World. Let us consider how Bob Trube’s review ofÂ Eat with Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food (Rachel Marie Stone. InterVarsity Press, 2013) applies to our particular contexts. Read. Share. Review.
Note to all our readers: As I have done previously, I encourage you to read a book before you comment upon it 🙂 It is my intention that reviews such as those offered by Bob will not only provide opportunity for dialogue by those who have read the material, but also serve as teasers — helping our readers discern what books to place in their personal and book discussion group queue. If you have books you desire to review and/or have reviewed, please email me. Thank-you to those who are in process of reviewingÂ Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and NeuroscienceÂ (Malcolm Jeeves) and Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & ArtÂ (Abraham Kuyper).Â ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director of ESN, editor of ESN’s blog and Facebook Wall. [Read more…] about Book Review: Eat with Joy