Well, that’ll learn him.

Last week the disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario revoked the licence of Mohammed Shamji.

You would think they would need a pretty good reason to take such a drastic step. The reason given for revoking his licence was professional misconduct.

You might wonder what that means.  Does it mean that he had a horrible bedside manner?  Or maybe that he was a little too free with his prescription pad.  Or perhaps he’d been over-billing the province for his services.  Those certainly sound like they would qualify as professional misconduct.

In Shamji’s case, it was a little more extreme than that.   After his wife had asked for a divorce, he choked her to death, put her body in a suitcase and dumped it in a river.  Four years ago!

Last year he pled guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.  And finally, four years after his wife’s murder and a year after his sentencing, it was decided that maybe he wasn’t the type of person who should have a medical licence.

Sometimes we think God’s justice is delayed, but his Word tells us he is patient for our sake.  God’s justice will be served, but not before his grace has been offered.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.

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