Due to things like being my thirties, I threw out my back yesterday. This has happened maybe once or twice before, and I'm still functional with the help of modern medication; thank God for that.
This brought to mind the number of times I've down healing prayers and meditations for friends and family, the times I've offered the Holy Rosary for the sake of someone's healing and so forth, and then I realized, now I'm on the other side of this; now I'm the one who has to visualize the Christ healing me and asking for recovery.
It's interesting to know how very valuable these thoughts of compassion and healing are for myself in these moments. Sometimes just having someone think about you and offer prayers for you is really enough.
A brief meditation also severely began to reduce the pain, and for that, I'm glad.
I'm not under the impression that everyone has to go through every affliction in order to understand the importance of being on the receiving end of healing, but still, I can see the absolute importance of it now. This helps to then inspire me to offer more healing prayers and energy for others.
Always be sincere in your duty to help others.