The Plan: Process Without Illness
The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing. You try to figure out what matters to you, and then you keep figuring it out. It felt like someone had taken away my credit card and I was having to learn how to budget. You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may feel differently. Two months after that, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Life may be a one time event but living with terminal illness is a process.
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
‘He said, “If you will heed God, your Lord, diligently, doing what is upright in His sight, giving ear to His commandments and keeping all His laws, then I will not bring upon you any of the diseases that I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am God, your Healer” (Shemot 15:26).’
[Switching from broken Matzah to whole – Afikoman: Healing; Romaine Lettuce as Marror – bitter becomes sweet; “Begin with Negative and conclude with Praise.”]
The Egyptians learned about life is a process even as they refused to believe their situation to be terminal.
I suspect that God is promising the Children of Israel He will guide them in mastering Life as A Process without terminal illness.
[Steps of The Seder: Process]
God was preparing them for Sinai as a process that continues until today…