I mulled over that passage for some minutes and decided that it at least matches my experience especially in my life in community, and made me think of the little community of folks who are watching over my shoulder via my blog.
JESUS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE
This morning I was reading my Bible de Jérusalem, and the beautiful French translation of Mark’s gospel suddenly made me think of the tens of thousands of Haitians, most of whom are Catholic and who pray and worship in French. Images from CNN and the newspapers began popping up as I kept reading:
“In offering these few brief considerations on the time of sickness I should like to say something about patience. The relevance and appropriateness of this to the situation of the sick will surely be apparent to all. At the same time, however, we should not be too ready to discourse about the sick and the patience they should exercise, for THIS IS NOT A SUBJECT ON WHICH THE HEALTHY SHOULD HAVE MUCH TO SAY."