They ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was. Mark 6:55
This passage paints quite a picture. More appropriately a moving one. These days we can well relate to the clammer of fans reacting to politicians, sports phenoms, performers and movie stars.
I admire the faith and persistence of those caring for the sick. In turn, Jesus lowered the bar for them, to a touch of the tassels of his outer cloak for relief. One would hope that bodily healing reached deep into their hearts.
We want to be well physically, but do we expend such an effort to be whole spiritually? Do we chase Jesus for a touch of his mercy and grace?