This week, let us consider podvig in the context of bodily infirmities.

This is a topic especially close to me because my dear wife has been struggling with bodily infirmity for some time. She has had difficulties time trying to find a doctor who will take her seriously and try to help her physical malady. She had tried many different things to address this herself, to no avail.

But to what extent does one pursue physical healing? To what lenghts should one go? When should one stop such a pursuit and simply rely on God’s providence? How to we obtain the fronema or the mind of the Church with respect to our own bodily suffering?