The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

i used to champ at the bit at the thought dentistry in general, but after today i can't get enough of it. i also would like to add that the dental assistant has an apparently more difficult job than the dentist. dr. burns from manassas is down, and i spent about 6 hours in the dental "clinic" (i would use the word lab, but that conjures visions of cleanliness - how many dentists office have mosquitos flying around in them?). it was intriquing to sit on the "other side" of the chair for once - the dental assistant, anita, was mixing compunds, getting the shots ready, cleaning, handing off the instruments, throwing stuff away - all at the same time. i took my chance and got into the doctor's chair a few times: i am trying to convince dr burns to let me drill and yank a few teeth by the end of the week. i have determined that dentistry is a combination of tile sawing, concrete pouring, and grout cleaning...since they will be here for another 5 days and i have to sit in and translate, i will take some pictures of the set-up...time to go eat the freshly killed goat!!!


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