John 5:6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
A little boy received a carpet burn and did not want to have a bandage put on it. No matter how or who tried to coax him, he shook his head and continued playing. He did not want to be made well.
Traditionally Christians use the season of Lent to examine our own lives to discern how we might make our lives better. We would do well to answer this question: “Do you want to be made well?” Then use the season of Easter to live in to a new way of living, a new way of being well, to take up whatever we are lying atop and walk.
What wounds/illnesses are we willing to live with than accept healing?