From spring 2000 - Jesus the Healer and Holistic Teacher
Health has been defined by the WHO as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being: not simply an absence of illness or disease. This definition understands health as involving the whole person. It's holistic, even if it fails to mention the need for spiritual health!
But what did Jesus actually teach about health? Jesus is similarly holistic. He was, par excellence, concerned with the whole person. His teaching goes to the heart of problems - attitudes and aspirations - and not just their symptoms.
This is well illustrated in the Sermon on the Mount, a pithy summary of the main themes of what Jesus taught, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.
Here are recipes of how to live a healthy life in an unhealthy world. The Christian way is a way of health - in the WHO sense.Article written by Brian Hogbin