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Thinking About Wholeness
Rev Rob Anning, Superintendent Minister, writes:
I was talking to a lady who had been undergoing investigations for stomach pains for over a year. Then she had gone to see a specialist who, unlike anyone else she had seen, instead of asking her about her symptoms, asked her to tell him her life story.
When we think about health and healing, we tend to think about our physical well-
But as human beings we are considerably more than simply the physical. We are a complex
The medical profession has now come to recognise this. Not only do our doctors offer us treatment for our physical ailments but they have complementary services which consider the mind and spirit too, such as counselling.
As Christians, we might think that the medical profession has taken a long time to catch on to this. After all, the healing that was offered by Jesus to those he met on his way, dealt with the whole being and not just one single part.
Jesus was concerned about people's physical ailments, but he was also concerned about
mental and spiritual well-
Jesus draws for us a distinction between "cure" and "healing".
If we understand this distinction correctly, then we can also grasp the possibility that death can be a form of healing. If we believe in the work of salvation that Jesus did for us during that first Easter, then we need have no fear of death. In the words of Henry Scott Holland, reflecting on death, he said: "Death is nothing at all . . .".
Marlborough Road -
Every Thursday 10.00 am Coffee Morning and 11.00 Circuit Communion
Every Friday 10.30 -
1st Saturday of the month 10.00 -
Marlborough Road Church is looking for an organist and choir master.