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Preface Pt. 2
Sometimes we reject the simple way because the simple way is not what is commonly approved of. Some of the therapies we will look at would fall into this category for some people. We have had it pushed into our head that certain things are not right, and so we reject them no matter what evidence is given. For medical issues it is the best way that is looked for without regard to what might be the normal case in our life or society.
My uncle Ervin was born in 1923. As was the the case in those days, the country doctor came out to the farm
It was one of those classic scenes that you watch in the movies. Old Dr. Blake was considering an emergency c-section on the kitchen table.
There was no anesthesia for such, but it was looking like the only option.
Grandpa’s head was spinning, but he tried to comfort grandma. In the midst of that he said, “If it was a cow, I would stick my hand in and turn it and it would come out.”
Dr. Blake suddenly had an idea.
At that point grandpa said he was so mad because the doctor excused himself and left the room. Grandmother was asking for the doctor.
In a couple of minutes the doctor returned with my uncle Eddie. He was a young teenager with skinny arms. As a farm boy he had seen this done with a cow once, and the doctor was there instructing him. Long story short, he reached inside his mother, turned uncle Ervin, and the complicated dangerous surgery was not needed.
Sometimes the simplest way is not what you would normally want to do or think is right or may even be abhorrent to you, but it is the best thing to do.
There was a man in the Bible who rejected a simple healing. His servant rhetorically told him that he would have done the complicated thing, but he would not do the simple thing? He did the simple thing, and it worked fine.