As I was cleaning my house this morning it came to me that "we had healed ourselves." Now I come from an evangelical family, so we would never have spoken of ourselves like that. We would never have said that we did anything so important as healing ourselves or anybody else. But I believe that opening ourselves to God's grace feels like healing ourselves. Being a recipient of grace is not a passive experience. At times, I have felt excruciating pain as I worked with God to become well.
Later in the day I recalled Jesus' declaration to the woman "Your faith has saved you." (Luke 7)
In being reverential towards God, we can miss learning how we are required to participate in the gifts of God.