Our new theme is healing, which we will approach through Kuehlewind's work on the healings in the Gospels.
As some of you know, Kuehlewind was a Jewish intellectual and budding musician who as a late teen endured two Nazi death camps and survived to have a long and successful career as a professor of chemistry, as well as an inventor, while also studying and teaching various spiritual disciplines. He used to say that everything you need is there in the work of Martin Buber. He was very much a Zen person. And he had an intense interest in the Gospels.
His book on the subject of healing, "Wilt Thou be Made Whole?," may not be his best book. It does contain some of his boldest thinking, but it somewhat presupposes a familiarity with his basic ideas.
Most centrally, he does not hold with the notion that Jesus healed anyone. The healings are miraculous all right, but it is, as Jesus keeps saying, the faith that heals. Not faith in anything. Just faith. To understand the special feeling and will involved in this objectless "faith" will be our first task.
all blessings to all,