The pedagogy of disease — a model of divine straightening
Disease has a therapeutic role, strengthening of human suffering. By disease we actually reestablish contact with divinity by emphasizing moods, spiritual and detach ourselves from bodily states. Within the human being there is a continuous struggle betwen the soul who tends to immortality, to God, his Creator, and the body has a tendency toward material that is temporary. The destiny of man is to realize this and to lift the body from its physical condition through divine grace to the immortal status. Disease must be regarded as divine pedagogy to investigate us. Life is a time of reflection, a time of repentance. Suffering is a way of salvation and transfiguration, which is effective for anyone who accepts it with humility and faith in God’s mercy. The sickness is a concern of God for man.