I love John 5, as we see Jesus in action. A friend sent this to me today. It's based on John 5, and reminds me of the "you" I'm praying for during our Daniel Fast. Enjoy.
Brennan Manning – speaking on the life of Rich Mullins:
There’s a scene in Thornton Wilder’s play The Angel That Troubled the Waters that to me really captures the essence of the life and the spirituality of Rich Mullins. Ah… the scene is… A doctor comes to the pool every day wanting to be healed of his melancholy, and his gloom and his sadness, and, uh, finally when the angel appears, the doctor – he’s a medical doctor – goes to step into the water and the angel blocks his entrance and says, “No, step back, the healing is not for you.” The doctor pleads, “But I’ve got to get into the water, I can’t live this way.” The angel says, “No, this moment is not for you.” And he says, “But how can I live this way?”
And she says – the angel says to him, “Doctor, without your wounds, where would your power be? It is your melancholy that makes your low voice tremble into the hearts of men and women. The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children of this earth as can one human being broken on the wheels of living. In love’s service, only wounded soldiers can serve.”