It’s hard to know how to help.
So I pray.
And I love.
Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time pondering the difference between being HEALED and being CURED. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my body has multiple sclerosis. Since the cause of MS is not yet known, there is no known cure – yet. There is healing though.
And some of these friends of mine living with stage 4 cancer have also experienced healing – without being cured.
To me, the difference is not subtle.
Cured means the dis-ease has gone away. A cure is what we want.
Healed means choosing to live in the midst of the dis-ease. Healing is what CAN happen – if we allow it.
Do I wish for cures? Sure.
Do they always happen? No.
So this healed state is not just ‘the next best thing’. For me and many of my dis-eased friends – It’s the Way.
What kind of a difference do you see between healed and cured?
And please, name the people you love who are in the midst of healing – so we can hold them in our hearts, too.