George Elerick on the meaning of healing.
I like his interpretation of the healing story of Jairus’ daughter in Mark 5 (and Luke 8) where Jesus said to her “Little girl, I say to you, arise”, which means grow up in the developmental sense, in the context of the father and mother leaving the room, who represent the law, or the overarching structure that once defined the identity of the person. So this symbolically means that the girl is free from the law to develop as a person, and discover her true identity, which is her salvation. Healing, then, is the ability to look at the same space but from a different angle or perspective of self. Yes, to be free from the law or ethical system is to become spiritually mature as we grow and develop to be our authentic self and discover our own identity.
I also like this quote by Marcel Proust which may relate to the above video message as well.
Yes, the real voyage of discovery is when we see ourselves with new eyes, that we are no longer defined by the law nor by our parents nor by the ethical system of the world, hence we do not need to rely on the law to experience life. Our freedom from the law marks the beginning of our journey of self-discovery, whereby we find healing from the past and continue to grow and develop as the person God intended us to be, as George Elerick mentioned.
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