From the desk of the Director..........
18-05-2017

EXPERIENCING GODS GRACE

For us, as an institution, the month of April this year was exactly like the one last year. Our officers were travelling to Delhi frequently regarding our admissions for various courses in 2017. Planned holidays and regular work had to be rescheduled to ensure their availability in the courts. Miles of travel, by road and by air, was part of the month’s activities. Looking back, we are thankful to God and happy that our postgraduates of this year can pursue their courses.

 As we reflect on the way the month unfolded, we could claim that all went well and that we are ‘fortunate’; that our lawyers worked very hard to research facts and wrote up our petitions well; that our officers designated for the work spent hours collating facts, and getting information to brief the legal counsels. We could say, and rightly so, that our senior advocates in Delhi presented our case with insight and that the judiciary was fair and sympathetic. All this is true. But there is something far beyond this which we have experienced.

 It’s called God’s GRACE.

 Even with all the preparation and presentations, we could still have remained unheard. What made the honourable judges receptive to our plea? What made them sensitive to the unique calling of our institution? What prompted them to want to know about our history and heritage?  What helped them appreciate the value of our education? It is only the grace of God. We have experienced this, one more time, in the life of our institution. We thank God for this great relief.

 We thank God for the thousands of people all over the world praying for CMC. Responding to our requests, individuals, families, prayer groups and churches have been interceding on CMC’s behalf. We have been made aware of the deep interest of our alumni and friends in the welfare of our institution. Why do they do this for us, I wonder!  This is also God’s grace, to have such a large group of friends upholding us with their prayers. We thank you all out there.

 Earlier in the year, our patients faced financial constraints because of demonetisation. The setback was only temporary as we watched the patient numbers bounce back to normal. This is again God’s doing, guiding us to tide over setbacks. Our personal lives which have had their share of minor and major setbacks also bear witness to this reality. Ultimately, it’s His grace and not our merit that helps us sail through rough waters.

 There are many new changes awaited in the healthcare scenario in India. New taxation laws, regulations and guidelines are expected, the impact of which is yet to be known. We are cognisant of the huge needs of our poor patients affected by these changes. We solicit the prayers of our patients as we keep working to make their lot better.

 Let God’s grace be sufficient for us through the rest of the year.

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Our personal lives which have had their share of minor and major setbacks also bear witness to this reality. Ultimately, it’s His grace and not our merit that helps us sail through rough waters.