That is the question.
Many people are praying that Pads will be healed. We are in no doubt that this could happen - even in our little anointing service tomorrow afternoon (c.f. James 5). In a sense though, Pads has already had all the healing anyone requires because he is alive to God. When someone becomes a Christian, new life is planted in them by the Holy Spirit - other terms include 'being born again' or 'regeneration'. This new life inevitably manifests itself in a change in the person which is far more radical in the soul than is ever apparent to those looking on. It springs up into eternal life. Soul healing is far more important than bodily healing. Having said that, bodily healing of the supernatural kind would be wonderful. But we know that God, who _so_ loved the World that he gave his only Son (John 3:16), does not make mistakes. In fact, his will is best.
Pads has been a bit slow off the mark this morning: wanted brufen as well as paracetamol. He got up eventually to deliver some birthday calligraphy to his cousin Llyr, Meanwhile, we had a 'pow-wow' with the others to pass on the psychologist's suggestion that we _all_ make 'bucket lists' of things we'd like to do with Pads while we still can. This struck everyone as being a bit of a sad conversation. But it may well stand us in good stead.
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