Midweek Message

LABC Update – Thursday, January 19, 2023

Jim Hopkins

January 17, 2023

From The Christian Century, January 2023

Native and Mexican American psychologist Eduardo Duran reminds us that there is a difference between being healed and being cured. “Healing has to do with harmony and balance of spirit,” he writes. “You could have the worst illness imaginable and still be healed…On the other hand, curing has to do with the removal of symptoms or disease.” Human beings cannot cure the inevitable. Everyone will experience disease and sickness and will eventually die. The only difference is that they may die without healing or out of balance. In native medical thinking writes Duran, “it is perfectly okay to die. But it is not okay out of balance with the force that creates life and death.” For Christians who believe in the promise of resurrection, dying should not be our worst fear. Living separated from God and without harmony should be.

Alma Tinoco Ruiz, Director of the Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School


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