Health is integral to the gospel message. For many years, medicine and healthcare was seen as a means to presenting the gospel. Jesus did not separate caring for a person’s illness from caring for his relationship with God.
A career nurse reflects on a journey of discovery and service that began at age 48 and would lead her to understand her true calling.
The way we “see” people either increases their suffering or is a powerful bridge for healing and empathy.
The Old Testament concept of shalom has been offered as a definition of true Biblical health. Grace Tazelaar writes about shalom as being the result of our reconciliation with God, self, others and the world around us.