Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Lourdes -

The Wall Street Journal has an article by John W. Miller  on a Dutch insurance company that spends about $280,000 a year to fly 600 of its sickest and most disabled clients to Lourdes.  "The company doesn't expect the Virgin Mary to intercede.  It hopes for a different sort of miracle."

"Lourdes leads people to compassion and friendship," says Johan Rozendaal, a VGZ board member.  "They remember what it's really like to have somebody really care about them."

It sounds like that for those patients who go to Lourdes there is a shift in perspective.  The word "heal" means "whole."   It seems they come to healing, to wholeness, to connection.  Again, may this be so for us all.  

My computer is going into retreat and is typing very slooowly.   This may be it for awhile.  : )

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