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Lesson from the nursing exam mess

Lesson from the nursing exam mess

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD

TIS the season of "leakages" – oil tanker leakage, nursing exam leakage, shabu leakage at PDEA!

As regards the nursing exam leakage, it shows dramatically how a single wrongdoing or, theologically, sin can have grave consequences.

For instance, the over 17,000 passers of the licensure exam could not take their oaths, batch 2006 are reportedly ostracized (although a blanket accusation is unfair), the national reputation of our nursing exams has been tainted at a time when foreign countries prefer to recruit Filipino nurses.

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With all the finger pointing and investigations, it’s a messy case indeed. What happened should serve as a lesson. A little act of sin or wrongdoing can have far reaching, irreparable consequences.

Hence, when one is tempted to commit an immoral act, he or she should think twice or thrice of the grave consequences. He should ask himself: "If I get caught, I will be punished; I’ll be removed from my position; I’ll bring shame and dishonor to my family." If I may add, it’s a sin before God. The serious consequences should be enough to serve as a deterrent from falling into the temptation.

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This is why Jesus kept on preaching about moral conversion or "turning away from sin" and observing God’s commandments. These commandments were not made to curtail human freedom but rather, as "timeless guidelines," they show us how to live orderly, meaningful, happy lives. They lead us to realize our full humanity.

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MORAL INTEGRITY. In this connection, here’s a story related by Michael Josephson, an American radio commentator, which teaches that "character counts:"

After a workshop, Paul (not his real name) said that he still has 10-yearold scars from the time he quit a good job rather than lie.

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When his boss asked him to issue a press release containing patently false statements, he refused, putting his employee badge on the table.

His boss calmly handed the badge back to him saying, "Think this over. Why throw away a good job and a promising career?"

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Paul walked out so frustrated and frightened, he had to find a private place to cry.

What’s worse, he said that his act of moral courage was a meaningless waste. Someone else issued the press release and his boss’s career flourished. "It took me years to find a job as good as that one and my family suffered," he added.

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"So, what good did my integrity do for anyone?" Paul was looking for validation of his principled stance in the wrong places.

We exercise integrity not to get what we want, but to BE what we want. Integrity is not essentially about winning; it’s about staying whole and being worthy of self-respect and the esteem of loved ones. It’s about being honorable, not as a success strategy, but a life choice.

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As the Book of Proverbs puts it: "Better a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked in his ways and rich" (Prov. 28:6).

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THE LIGHTER SIDE. A drunken man met a priest on the street.

Drunk: I think I know you.

Priest: Who do you think I am?

Drunk: You are a good man, helpful to children and the poor, right?

Priest: That’s right?

Drunk: See, I know you. I’m not drunk.

Priest: Okay. Who am I?

Drunk: You are Superman!

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Change My Wife. A marriage renewal community held a seminar. They began the seminar with a song entitled, "Change my Heart, oh Lord."

Suddenly one of the husbands sang loudly, "Change my wife, oh God."

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A Younger Wife. A faithful married couple in their 60s are visited by a fairy who grants them both a wish. "I want to travel around the world with my darling husband," said the wife. Two tickets for a luxury cruise appear in her hand.

Husband says, "Sorry love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me. So fairy waves her wand and the husband became 92!

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CATHOLIC RENEWAL INSTITUTE (CRI). Do you wish to be a lay evangelist and bring the Good News to all peoples?

Then the Catholic Renewal Institute (CRI) is the answer. CRI offers a one-year Lay Evangelization Course. Enrolment is going on every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Classes are held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m. at CRI Formation Center, 30 G. Roxas St., Q.C.

For inquiries, call tels. 807-1187; 770-1233 or cell phone: 09177333649.

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GOD BLESS—the following latest donors to "Adopt a Seminarian" scholarship program: Harry TAN; Elizabeth GONZAGA-VOSS, Tujunga CA; Lourdes RUIZ & Family, BF Homes Parañaque; Lolita DEL VALLE; Evelyn UMACAM, QC; Reynaldo RIVERA, Chandler AZ; Nelida DOROMAL, Iloilo City; Anonymous.

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Others, who care enough to have much-needed priests, may make their donations payable to "Adopt a Seminarian" scholarship program c/o Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD, Christ the King Seminary, 1101 E. Rodriguez Blvd., Quezon City.

For inquiries, call tel: 726-5002(04) or 723-3343. E-mail: .

"Be generous and God will multiply the seed you sow" (2 Cor 9:10).


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