March 15, 2015 - Our only health is the disease

March 15, 2015

Our only health is the disease

“Our only health is the disease
If we obey the dying nurse
Whose constant care is not to please
But to remind of our, and Adam's curse,
And that, to be restored, our sickness must grow worse.
The whole earth is our hospital.”

T.S. Eliot
FOUR QUARTETS
EAST COKER, IV
From Fr. Theodoseos Martzouchos’s
presentation at the opening of the
3rd Conference of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care,
October 8, 2015, Rhodes