If you are sick, Dr. Jesus has some "Doctor's orders" for you. He may tell you to do something you don't want to do. He doesn't need to command things you'd do anyway. Furthermore, His orders may not seem to have anything to do with your sickness. Like Naaman, you may be greatly disappointed in His command (2 Kgs 5:11). If, however, you "lean not on your own understanding" (see Prv 3:5) and obey Dr. Jesus, you will be healed.
Examples of Jesus' orders are: go to Confession, go to church, pray with your spouse, share your faith, pay your tithe, forgive your parent, get rid of your TV, fast and pray, read the Bible, witness at work, go to daily Mass, etc. Jesus is Lord, and the essence of lordship is giving orders. Sickness entered the world through disobedience. It makes sense that sickness will leave through obedience. If you're sick, ask Dr. Jesus to make a house call. Seek a command from Him. Then follow Doctor's orders and you will be healed.
|Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from October 1, 2007 through November 30, 2007.
†Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 3, 2007.