Here is part of today’s Gospel reading, from St Mark: ‘There was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I shall be made well.” And immediately the haemorrhage ceased; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him, immediately turned about in the crowd, and said, “Who touched my garments?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” And he looked around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”’

The woman ‘told Him the whole truth’. Our healing depends on telling Jesus the whole truth – not ‘improving’ it, nor hiding what doesn’t seem presentable, nor glossing over what we are uncomfortable with. Jesus knows it already, but wants us to tell Him ourselves. Only so can we find true healing, the healing that goes into the very deepest part of our souls.

May God bless you in your own journey, and may God bless you this day.