Letting the Healer do his Work
In this book, Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr suggests that sin, like addiction, might best be understood as a disease. It is not something for which we deserve punishment, but rather something for which we need healing. And we cannot heal ourselves. Admitting the we need God to heal us is our greatest stumbling block to wholeness. As English poet W.H. Auden put in, “Apropos of Many Things”: We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die.”
Jesus said that he came for those who need to be healed. This Lent, join me in letting the Healer do his work.