Working For g0d
WORKING FOR G0D
A.J. Cronin tells of a district nurse he knew when he was in practice as a doctor. For twenty years, single-handed, she had served a ten mile district. “I marvelled at her patience, her fortitude and her cheerfulness. She was never too tired at night to rise for an urgent call. Her salary was most inadequate and late one night I ventured to protest to her. I said: nurse, why don’t you make them pay you more? It’s ridiculous that you should work for so little. God knows you are worth it. There was pause, her smile remained but her gaze held a gravity, an intensity that startled me. Back came the stunning reply. “Doctor, if God knows I’m worth it, that’s all that matters to me. Working for God, not for prestige or money, but God.