My name is Doctor Jack Sternberg. I am a physician, a medical oncologist who diagnoses and treats cancer patients. I must deal with cancer every day. My work is very exhausting, physically, and especially emotionally. I work long hours, and the grief and suffering I see can be overwhelming. I am frequently asked by patients and their families how I or anyone can do this kind of work day after day. I often ask myself the same question.
Category: Questions About Jesus
Frequently Asked Questions About Jesus
It is important to begin by saying that for one who has already made up his or her mind that Jesus is not the Messiah, no amount of evidence will be convincing. But for those who are honest in asking, the evidence speaks for itself.
The Truth Hurts
It’s the old Bob Newhart show, (you know, the one where he plays a psychologist, not an innkeeper, and his wife is not a mellifluous blond but a throaty brunette), and Bob has just come home after suffering humiliation on a televised airing of his group therapy session.
“Well, Emily, what did you think of the show?” he asks in that halting monotone that Newhart fans adore.
“Do you want me to answer honestly, or as a loving wife?” she replies.
“Uh, lie Emily,” he deadpans.
Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must choose either to endure pain or avoid truth—a distressing choice. The result? “The truth is heavy, therefore its bearers are few” (emphasis supplied).1