I meet a perfect specimen of health and vitality who was given up by the doctors years ago. They all tell the same story, they forgot their ailments, they ignored them, they found something to do – something of a serviceable nature – which made them forget themselves. – Henry Miller
You may ask is Webb obsessed by health right now? What does Lent have to do with physical health. The answer may be found in Miller’s quotation more than the daily chatter on health care reform and Washington politics.
Fundamental to our health is a driving need in each of us to have something to do greater than ourselves. When we find it we forget about ourselves, our ailments, our problems. So this Lent perhaps part of our discipline is to find that part of our lives that allows us to forget ourselves. If we do we may become that perfect specimen of health and vitality God wants us to be. Webb