Session 2: Healing

A nurse stands over a newborn baby cradle in the hospital

Jesus drew crowds because people were attracted to the incarnation of love, acceptance, and compassion he demonstrated, just as they are drawn to the care provided at Diocese of Jerusalem hospitals. In this session, you’ll hear from leaders at Gaza’s Ahli Arab Hospital and learn what life is like in Gaza and how Ahli is helping to heal those who live in appalling, desperate conditions. 

Through the story of Jesus’s healing of the bleeding woman, this session shows how Ahli’s leaders embody the same deep care and compassion as Jesus. Stepping through the gates at Ahli Hospital is like touching the hem of Jesus’ outer cloak. You don’t need to be an insider, disciple, or someone rich or important to receive care.

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Video 1: Gospel Reflection by Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple
Video 2: Life in Gaza
Video 3: Christian Witness, Ahli Arab Hospital
Video 4: Engagement Spotlight: St. Luke’s Hospital, Nablus, West Bank and St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland