Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz made history when his team performed the first heart transplant in America, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, on December 6, 1967. Neary 41 years later, on November 14, 2008, Dr. Kantrowitz died – of heart failure.
Putting the irony of his cause of death aside, Dr. Kantrowitz taught us an important lesson – the importance of helping others.
Paul said it like this: “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).
So here’s my question for those of you who have found some sobriety, even if just a few days. What are you doing to help others find sobriety also?
Recovery Step: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful.” My challenge to you is that you identify one way in which you can be useful in helping another person get well.