There is a radio station that has a local radio celebrity doing the “Lead Balloon Show” every morning. It features a very humorous fellow who is one string of funny jokes after another. The reality is the show goes over very well providing a lot of good cheer to us who listen.
Well, today was my day to provide a lecture to the department in which I work. My talk, entitled, “Powerlessness, Interdependency and Healing,” truly went over like a “lead balloon.” Silence when I finished except for a brief comment by a colleague that lent a bit of support for my efforts, and a quip from another who missed the first half of the talk.
My point was to try to get us thinking of the importance of working together as a team rather than getting so isolated in our practices that we run the risk of “system failure” and potential poor outcomes for our patients, for whom I believe we have mutual responsibility.
O well….. a good lesson in humility for me. God works as he wills in all things.