(yeah, imagine that.....)
Anyhow, so I was pondering some things on the way home last night. I was remembering another time of driving and pondering many years back -- I was contemplating the Gospel I'd heard that morning at Mass. (Stay with me, I promise this does eventually apply). In it, Jesus is going to heal someone and asks him a most curious question: "Do you want to be made well?"
On the surface, doesn't that just sound insane? Of course, we all want to be well...... don't we? Really, don't we? Truthfully, sometimes, the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure." We say that we want to be well, but what keeps us from wellness? Why do we want to stay stuck in a place where we aren't well, where we aren't doing our best to be our best? Why do we stay unwell in the status quo, when all we really need to do is want to be made well?
When we want to move to wellness and wholeness, then we will do whatever needs to be done to get there. We will respond to the longings of our hearts and souls and finally do whatever it is that catapults us to that place.
We have to want it.
So ....... do you want to be made well?