When you’re not cured but are healed

Tony Campolo once received a telephone call from a woman who, in a church service the previous Sunday, had asked him to pray for her husband who was riddled with cancer. The call was to tell him her husband had died. Tony didn’t know what to say to her, but she put him at ease when she said: “You mustn’t feel bad about it. When he came to church on Sunday he knew he was going to die soon, and he hated God. He would lie in bed and curse God. The more his anger grew, the more miserable he made everybody around him. It was an awful thing to be in his presence. But after you prayed for him a peace came over him and a joy came into him, and the last three days have been the best days of our lives. He wasn’t cured, but he was healed.”
And that’s the healing we all need most; the healing that comes from being at peace – with ourselves, each other and God

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