Definitions: (1) to restore to health; to make sound, well, or healthy again; (2) to give succor; (3) reconcile hurt feelings

Quote: Jesus always backed away when people came to him only to get their physical needs met. His real interest was in healing the soul. — Joni Eareckson Tada (1949-) American Christian artist & author

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. — Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (1932–1996) Dutch priest & theologian

Comment: Healing is what the individual who is ill brings to the curing process.

Colors: green, magenta, orange, pink

Symbols: 1) morning glory flowers; 2) June [the month of healing]; 3) the staff of Aesculapius (Roman and Greek god of medicine) [a staff entwined with one serpent that represents peace, wisdom, and healing]; 4) the caduceus (the staff of Mercury, the Roman god of commerce) [a staff entwined with two serpents {wisdom}, with two wings {power}, and a helmet {lofty thoughts} representing moral equilibrium and good conduct] 

Historic Figure: Hippocrates (460-377 bc) Greek Physician [The Father of medicine]