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