How do you define wellness? When you think about your physical, economic, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual experiences, how do they contribute to your wellness? Are you in need of healing? What about your neighbor?
In some instances, healing comes through a reversal of situations or diagnosis, but healing can also come through acceptance of the self that emerges in the midst of a difficult situation or diagnosis.
When Jesus healed ten men with leprosy, he acted as both rabbi and friend. He invited these men who had lived in isolation into relationship with himself, with God, and with their communities. Yet, because of the way this healing exchange unfolded, Jesus’ community also expanded.
Suffering is deepened through isolation, but healing occurs through dynamic connection, often challenging our own ideas of inclusion.
Rachel Jordan, Camas Friends