People grow into the shapes we make for them. They are what we expect of them. They repeat behaviors we encourage. Whatever we think they will be, they become. Each one of us shapes the other.
This is how Jesus was a healer. He saw in kairos time. He saw the lotus in the person. Not the mud, but the flower that comes from it. He saw the completed, the potential, actualized. He saw the all, not just the right then, or the past of that person. And people’s mirror neurons reacted to that. They awakened to who they were meant to be, who they are in God’s eyes.
He couldn’t heal the righteous, because they thought they weren’t broken. They thought they were whole. There was no room for growth, healing, improvement.
To heal, be opened. Just like in AA, you have to admit that you need help before you can heal. Jesus would ask people how he could help them and they had to name their illness. He could see what was wrong, but the real healing came when they could see it too and ask for help.