I believe this is how God feels towards all of us. All the evil and selfish acts that take place amongst humans on earth He looks at not with vengeance and anger, but rather has a thought more like “ I want my children back” i.e regardless of whatever they have done, whatever they have said. I just want them back with Me, happy again.
I believe God looks upon even the most evil human as someone who is ill. Someone who needs help. And not only that, but as someone who can, and should be, helped. Not just by God, but all his or her brothers and sisters. Everyone should look at a such a person as someone with a soul illness, putting aside their acts and words – no matter how horrible – in attempts to cure them. They are after all still human. They are still someone's brother or someone's sister, someone's child, and thus in a very real sense they are also our brother, our sister as a family of man.
Now I have some questions for you. The primary question is this: “What if all disease and illness is a result of illness in our souls? i.e what if not only mental, but also physical disease is caused by the poor spiritual state of mankind? This might sound preposperous, but take a minute to consider the evidence. We all know how polluted our environment is. Our clothes, furniture and carpet are all composed of toxic material, which leaches out over many months transferring to our skin and the air in our buildings, and thus to our lungs and blood. There is evidence that this leads to asthma, low fertility and Parkinson's disease. Car and truck exhausts produce multiple chemical pollutants and particulate matter that is known to cause lung and other diseases.
But is not our physical environment the net product of our human wants and desires? Are these things not generated by us, onto ourselves? And can we expect these things NOT to cause disease? So, are these things, both the desires and the way we satisfy them, reasonable? Or are they themselves the product of some soul sickness in man? The net product of the selfishness and greed of multitudes of people, both those who buy and produce these goods. If so, then are not the original causes of the inevitable physical diseases spiritual causes? And what about other diseases that are not directly linked to these chemicals?
Pasteur is well known for his work on germs and their role in disease. However, what is little known is the broader context of this: that such germs are only active in an already damaged and unhealthy organism. As is stated in one analysis of the work of Pasteur's opponent Antoine Bechamp:
“illness is practically always due to errors of diet or manner of living, the germs being present solely as scavengers of dead and waste tissues and foods, and not as the cause of the disease”
(See http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/history/biographies/Bechamp-or-Pasteur.pdf - the same argument is made by proponents of organic food, that disease and pests only attack already weakened or ill plants - see the work of Sir Albert Howard Howard and Masanoba Fukuoka)
Similar statements are made by others with medical experience:
“If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat, diseased tissue – rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue”
“The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions.”
Thus disease may well eminate from erroneous ways of living. And perhaps even new emerging diseases of plants, such as those affecting trees in Europe now, are also the result of our erroneous ways of living:
So there is a clear possibility that the spiritual condition of mankind is resulting in faulty ways of living, which at present is on such a scale that it in turn inevitably results in natural diseases for all living organisms.
In which case there is of course a cure, but it lies not so much with attempts to mitigate the natural effects, but the rather to address the spiritual causes. Then like the blind man (perhaps a good analogy for mankind today) we can seek help and be healed:
"Go your way," Jesus told him. "Your faith has healed you." Immediately he could see and began to follow Him on the road.