An encounter with Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord changes us into persons who are both holy and whole. The Holy Spirt of God who indwells us, transforms us towards wholeness, overcoming the painful and damaging consequences of our wayward life. God, the Great Physician has initiated a healing and restorative work in the world. This work is substantial though never complete, and it encompasses both our physical needs and our inner healing.
Even as we find it difficult to change ourselves, we find fault with all others, and are impatient with their failures. We criticize, and we say unkind words behind their back.When I was in school, my teacher must have noticed my habit of being critical about others’ actions. He told me of Bayazid, the sufi master, and what he writes in his autobiography.The young Bayazid was always seen as a revolutionary, who could suffer no fools, and wanted to change the world. “Oh God, give me strength and energy to change the world,” he would constantly pray.
The Creator has made human beings as a pair—as man and woman. The two are counterparts to each other. By leading a married life, they fulfil God’s Creation Plan. In this Creation Plan, wife and husband are like cogs for each other that work in tandem to make their life’s journey a successful one. In this way, they complement each other.