John 5: 1-9
Social Healing

For healing in its most profound sense refers to the multilayered restoration of body, mind, spirit, relationships and societies. 

In John’s account of a miracle story – Jesus approaches a man with a chronic, life long illness.  And on hearing the question “Do you want to be made well?”  

The man replies with a perplexing response -  for it is about more than his body…

He responds:“Sir I have no one…” And “Someone else steps in ahead of me” 

Both social realities.

One of loneliness. And one of inequality of opportunities