Over the years, some of my favorite patients will kid me about faking them out when their body goes from weak to strong or tender to relaxed in a short period of time. “You’re not pushing as hard” is a phrase I hear throughout my days.
In one case, a lovely elderly nun who had been a patient for years chided me for not pushing as hard when showing her the improved strength and reduced tenderness in her right leg following an adjustment. I couldn’t hep reminding her about the biblical figure, Thomas. Thomas became forever known as “Doubting Thomas” because of his “I will believe it when I see it” mentality regarding the resurrection and wounds of Christ.
Part of maturing into life is appreciating the invisible. Life is full of good things you can’t see. What shape is the package that love comes in? How visible are the text messages flying through the air into your cell phone? Having this “I will believe it when I see it” attitude leaves you missing out on a lot of opportunities.
Soft and strong are the qualities of the best you, even if you can’t readily see the nerve flow that produces them. As Jesus told Thomas once he saw his wounds: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”