Pentecost +19 - Year B
Image the effect of a laparoscopic “word of G*D”.
Perhaps closer to our sensibilities is a Star Trek Tricorder.
In either case, bedside manner is still important. Our weaknesses do need sympathy as well as excision or diagnosis.
When we can put together a doctor priest with good medical and people skills, we are emboldened to proceed through whatever trial is present to find the mercy and grace available there, whether or not curing occurs.
Those who claim Jesus is their access to this kind of care are also claimed by others as their access. This passing-it-forward process is hard to beat. Keep at it.